Liberia Football Association Joins Coronavirus Fight With Donations to Health Ministry

CONGO TOWN, Montserrado – The Liberia Football Association has become the latest institution to join the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus by donating US$7,500 worth of materials to the Ministry of Health.

The donated items included buckets, thermometers, gloves, hand sanitizers, and facemasks. Senior LFA leaders were present for the presentation, including LFA’s president Mustapha Raji,  Vice President Sekou Konneh, executive committee members Pawala Janyan and Beatrice Mamie Kpoto, and technical director Henry Browne.

“Today, we came to identify with the government because the disease is not just raging in Liberia but around the world,” the LFA’s president told Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah. “We will continuously engage with all of our members to continue with the awareness around the country.”

Accepting the donations, Jallah urged Liberians to fight against the virus and avoid spreading false information.

“You should report the correct news to your people,” she said. “Coronavirus is real and it’s in Liberia.”

Donning a face shield and a surgical mask, Dr. Jallah urged the public to continue to practice social distancing.

The LFA also donated buckets and detergents to its sub-associations in Margibi and Montserrado.

As of April 12, Liberia has recorded 50 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with 4 recoveries and 5 deaths. Meanwhile, football activities remain suspended indefinitely.

Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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