President George Weah has congratulated the Lonestar of Liberia for her first win in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier.
His reaction was contained in a statement published on the official website of the Executive Mansion on Monday, September 6, 2021, after the team’s win over the Central African Republic.
With a 1-0-win victory over the Les Fauves of Central African Republic at the Japamo Sports Stadium in Cameroon, President Weah believes, the victory was hard-earned and it was a demonstration of hard work on the part of the players and the technical staff, the release said.
The Liberian Chief Patron of Sports urged the team to use the victory to recommit themselves and be more determined as progress in the World Cup games can do wonders for their individual careers.
He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represents the resilient and peace-loving Liberian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.
Furthermore, the Ex- Lonestar player said the win on Monday shows that Liberia can preserve through the ongoing qualification, stressing that even though Lone Star lost to Nigeria on matchday in Lagos, the team had great improvement in its tactics and technical skills exhibited by the players.
At the same time, President Weah used the occasion to reaffirmed his government commitment through the Liberian Football Association in providing continuous support to the national team as a way of ensuring that it remains the pride of the nation.
He described sports as an important way of unifying people as such, he called on all Liberians to rally around the Lonestar with their support.
Meanwhile, President Weah on Monday announced that the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has agreed to allow Liberia to play her next two home matches in the ongoing qualifier at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, provided if the stadium will meet the acceptable standards requested by CAF and FIFA.
Therefore, in making the stadium meet the world football governing body requirements, the Liberian leader ha instructed the Ministry of Youth and Sports to work with the Liberia Football Association and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the SKD meets all the required standards in order to avoid the country next home games being played away