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Football Should Return to Days of Glory

first_imgLiberian sports, particularly football, is expected to return to its glory days as soccer legend George Manneh Weah joined former female soccer striker Geraldine Doe-Sheriff and former Mighty Barrolle member, Francis S. Paye at the Liberian Senate.Senator Doe-Sherrif was a skipper for the erstwhile Sinkor Lioness FC one of the first but successful female soccer teams in the country. She was renamed Lady Zico after her brother Ezekiel Doe, then known as Zico. Ezekiel played for St. Joseph’s Warriors and later joined Darling Club, Invincible Eleven, before leaving for the United States. He is presently back in Liberia.Lady Zico was one of the pioneers of the female soccer revolution and aware of the financial challenges that associate with the development of the female game, she is in a better position to help develop the game for Liberia and for the world.It is without question that soccer made the legend George Weah and therefore it goes without saying that he must give back to football. And what better way to do so than to use his influence to provide what has always been the most challenging item in the development of the game insufficient funding for the national team.In the days when local football got impressive audience and Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle, among other local teams, commanded some attention, it was during the administrations of former presidents Alhaji G. V. Kromah and the late Aletha Johnson, that Francis Paye made his mark for Barrolle.Records indicate that Francis Paye (Hon. Paye), and a committee he chaired led to the organization of fan clubs for Mighty Barrolle in the various ministries and agencies of government.Hon. Paye knows what it takes to develop and manage a football team. In fact presently, he is the founder of Paye United FC, a team that is based in his home county Rivercess that he sorely sponsor financially.Which concludes the argument that he is aware of the enormous funds that are needed to run the club and since attention here is on the national team it goes without saying that he is in a better position at the Senate to ensure adequate financial support from the Liberian government to support the development of a better national team.Soccer lovers are on high expectation that Senators Doe-Sherrif, Paye and Weah would play their cards consistently well to encourage mass support of their colleagues so that Liberia national would not be a spectator in the next African Cup of Nations.Soccer legend George Weah knows Lone Star’s business as far back as 2002. He knows how much was involved back then and therefore should know what may be involved now to develop a better national team.It would be an extreme disappointment now that former national team players are handling the various teams and do not to receive the much needed wherewithal from those they are looking up to for the change of fortunes that the various national teams are crying for.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

first_imgJanuary’s featured nominees are fabulous examples of uniquely talented geocachers. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three helpful, innovative, and creative nominees.  Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as January’s featured “Geocacher of the Month.”AbbeyAckbar, December Featured Geocacher of the MonthWrite a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be the featured “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.Last month, AbbeyAckbar was chosen as the December Featured Geocacher of the Month. AbbeyAckbar, a geocaching couple, was recognized for organizing some of the most creative and popular events in Dublin, Ireland. They were also acknowledged for their consistent willingness to assist geocachers in need. Congratulations again to AbbeyAckbar and all other December nominees.Here are your nominees for the January Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.BloodhoundedBloodhounded SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the December Featured Geocacher of the MonthJanuary 5, 2012In “Community”December Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsDecember 8, 2011In “Community”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 9, 2013In “Community” MemomlsMemomlsNominated by Horseshoechamp, “Memomls has put on many 101 events and always embraces new cachers with her friendly charm. She is the back bone of North Florida and is known far and wide for her giving- not only her knowledge but her wisdom of caching to all she comes in contact with. Memomls is part owner in a starting Geo-Business here in North Florida called The Cache Station which supplies all sorts of items for both new and old cachers alike. She looks out for many geocachers and willingly hosts events for different people’s accomplishments, even when they are new to geocaching.”Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured January “Geocacher of the Month.” A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured “Geocacher of the Month” will receive an exclusive special edition featured ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for January’s award through Monday February 6th.Geocacher of the Month GeocoinIf you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a Featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] nomination must meet the following requirements:Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the February Geocacher of the Month must be received by February 17th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More Nominated by BigAI437, “Kevin has not only started the geocaching blog, Cachecrazy.com, that reaches international geocachers, but he is constantly getting involved with the local community. Recently he set up a geocaching day for a group of local Girl Scouts. He took them out to find some caches after teaching them all about geocaching. Kevin made sure that these young girls had lots of fun and learned about a new sport that is not only fun, but takes you to places that you might have never visited. I am totally inspired by his commitment to geocaching, the geocaching community, and to his local community.” SerenityNowSerenityNowNominated by TeamDotOne, “SerenityNow is responsible for the largest annual events in Ohio known affectionately as the Grand Caching Events (GCE). An example of one of these events is CSI: Cleveland.  Not only do to they go way out of their way to host the best events ever but they always seem to come up with something new each and every year to make people want to keep coming back. We have spent countless hours enjoying their company, enjoying their events, enjoying their caches and most importantly, enjoying their friendship.”last_img read more

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