The Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be the center of attraction this December when a youth tournament is expected to bring youth clubs within the country to compete against each other.
The Monrovia Football Academy is set to participate in its first international tournament since its establishment in 2015. The team departed the country for Ivory Coast via the Robert International Airport on Friday, October 27.
Jones is the first TED Fellow from Liberia. At FACE Africa, she has worked to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure and programs in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Liberiaâ€™s River Cess.
In an effort intended to highlight the importance of educating girls, the head coach and goalkeeper of the U.S. national womenâ€™s soccer team both paid a recent visit to Liberia.
The first ever TED event in Monrovia will take place on Monday at the Monrovia City Hall.
Liberia is known for producing Africaâ€™s best footballer in George Weah. However, since the era of Weah, the country has yet to produce a star with lasting power to play on Europeâ€™s top teams. This may be due to the lack of any infrastructure within the country to support the growth and development of young footballers.