Grand Kru Superintendent Wants County Meet Trophy Used to Unite Citizens

BARCLAYVILLE, Grand Kru – Grand Kru superintendent Doris Ylatun has praised the county football team for capturing the championship of the 2019/2020 National County Sports Meet competition.

Grand Kru was officially crowned on Thursday, January 30 as champions of the competition after a controversial win over Nimba, following a disappointing end of the grand final match.

The team walked away with a trophy and a cash prize of L$250,000 (US$1,282), while second-placed Nimba got a cash prize of L$200,000 (US$1,025). Maryland’s football team, which finished third, walked away with L$100,000 (US$513).

Supt. Ylatun called on citizens of the county residing in every part of the country and the world to use the trophy as a symbol of unity for the good and development of the county.

She also wants citizens to unite and reconcile, using the football championship trophy as the common symbol, noting that the desire of the national competition was to unite and reconcile its citizens in the spirit of oneness.

She said the trophy presented to the county marked the end of a 33-year trophy drought for the county and praised all those who participated and contributed to the achievement.

“As long as I am serving the post as superintendent, the county will continue to win every county sports meet,” she said.

Featured photo by James Suah

James Suah

James Saye Suah attended the Barclayville Central High School and is currently studying computer science at the Grand Kru Technical College in Barclayville. He works with the Voice of Grand Kru as a senior reporter, production director, and talk show host. Additionally, James is also a correspondent for the Liberia News Agency.

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