Liberia: First Lady Promises US$5K Winning Bonus In Sierra Leone


Monrovia – First Lady Clar Marie Weah has promised a winning game-bonus of US$5,000 to the senior female team, who will take part in the maiden edition of the West African Football Union (Wafu Zone A) women’s Nations Cup finals in Sierra Leone.

Clar made the promise in a brief interaction with the players following a 5-1 defeat to President George Weah All Stars (WAS) at the ABC compound on Saturday.

She reiterated her promise of being more involved with female football, especially in Liberia.

“Like I said when you guys were here on St. Valentine’s Day, I want to be more involved. How I wish I could travel with you, to be with you and motivate you. You know what I mean. Be with you from practice to game but I got some schedules coming-up.

“So, while I will be with you in spirit, I am promising a bonus of US$5,000 for every game you win in Sierra Leone. And who knows, it could get bigger and bigger after the first and second victory.

“I wish you all the best. Safe travels and enjoy the tournament,” said Clar, who was flanked by President Weah, Liberia Football Association (LFA) executive committee member Quiwu Pepci Yeke, Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson and Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe.

A 33-man LFA delegation left Monrovia at 7:00AM on Sunday for the trip to Makeni.

Liberia will play Guinea Bissau on 26 February at 4:30PM, Mali on 28 February at 2:00PM and Gambia on 2 March at 4:00PM respectively in Group B.

Final squad

Goalkeepers: Massah Konneh (Earth Angels), Lorpu Forkpah (World Girls) and Komassah Sumo (Hippo FC)

Defenders: Lucy Massaquoi, Marie Flomo and Linda Gaye (Blanco FC); Margaret Stewart and Zhyphel Sharewellie (Senior Professionals); Jestina Wilson (Determine Girls) and Crystal Mulbah (Earth Angels)

Midfielders: Francisca Howe (Earth Angels), Sylvia Pyne (Determine Girls), Hawa Kpan (World Girls) and Miatta Morris (Senior Professionals)

Forwards: Angeline Kieh and Kanties Sayee (Earth Angels); Agatha Nimene (Blanco FC), Pauline Agbotsu (Determine Girls), Bernice Willie (Senior Professionals) and Lucy Kikeh (World Girls)