Liberia: Simeon Freeman Donates to Grand Bassa Football Team

MONROVIA – The political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman has gone to the rescue of the Grand Bassa County Football team by donating set of jerseys, boosts and cash to the team as a motivation for the players.

Recently players of the Grand Bassa team were leaving their camping ground due to the lack of support from the county authorities.

The abandonment of the team by county authorities has affected the team hugely with the two popular political parties in the county, coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) and the Liberty Party (LP) seeking you claim victory, an official the county has said.

The team has been disappointed and the players had threatened to leave the camp, but with the donation of Simeon Freeman, relief has been restored as players were seen in jubilation on the camp.

Freeman who is also a Liberian businessman donated US$2000 and two set of jerseys, 20 pairs of boosts for the 13 players, and 20 pairs of socks respectively.

Making the donation, Simeon Freeman encouraged the players not to give up though they are not being supported.

He urged the players to be focus as authorities of the county gearing their support for the team.

“I know how you feel about the way you are being treated, we are not happy but please understand that times are hard, the little I am giving you today is my own contribution, I am not trying to play the role of the Bassa Sport Association but I am citizen of Liberia and of Bassa so please do your best,” he encouraged the players.

Freeman is the first individual to come to the aid of the team, and we appreciate him for his efforts and support, we want for all of the well meaning people in Grand Bassa County to follow the good examples of Mr. Freeman. Coach Ottis Tarnue, coach of the Grand Bassa County team spoke out.

Tarnue notes that with the support from Freeman will motivate his boys to recapture the trophy.

“We were disappointed but with the little support Mr. Freeman has given us we will win that that cup trust me we will that cup because I can see all of my boys rejoicing and they are in high spirit,” the coach continued.

The Chairman of the Grand Bassa Sport Association, (BSA) Jerry Vonyeegar could not hold his smiles as he greeted Mr. Freeman in a friendly manner.

He praised the MPC political leader for supporting the team.

“Mr. Freeman we say thank you for what you have done for us today, the motivation you have brought to the team has shocked everyone of us because we were almost like giving up but here we are today with our reawakening spirit to recapture that trophy, thank you Mr. Freeman for your support,” Vonyeegar noted with joy.

After making the donation to the team, Simeon Freeman however promised the players more of his support if the team will win their pending game against Margibi County.

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