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Liberia deaf national team shamefully returns to Monrovia: Featured

11 Jul 2016
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Liberia deaf national team shamefully returns to Monrovia:

The Liberia deaf national football team has shamefully returned to Monrovia after failing to make the trip to Accra, Ghana to participate in a regional tournament due to government’s failure to provide license passé for the team.

A 16 man delegation on June 22, 2016 departed Monrovia via road for Accra, Ghana to participate in a regional football league organized by the West African Deaf Union under the auspices of the Economic states of West Africa or ECOWAS.

But information gathered is that the team did not make the trip but was rather stranded at the Liberian-Ivorian border in need of an official communication in order to pass through Ivory Coast to Accra which was down play by the Liberian government.

Our Informer added that the team stayed nearly 72 hours at the borders appealing to the UP led government through the Ministry of Youth and sports which felt on deaf ears.

According to our source which is closed to the Ministry, the government deliberate refusal was triggered due to its failure to underwrite the cost of the prolonged trip.

Our informer added that due to the frustration, the deaf national team was left with no alternative but to return to Monrovia with out making its debut at international level.

However, the Ministry of youth and sports remain tightlipped on the lastest revelation but our investigation continues into the matter.

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