Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson has disclosed the arrival of 7,000 Bucket seats in the Country as of early October.
The first batch of bucket seats according to the Youth and Sports Minister is fully paid and procured by the Government of Liberia.
He said the seats are part of additional requirements for the Samuel Kanyan Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville which the Confederation of African Football requested to be put in place in order to among other things ensure that the stadium meets up with internationally accepted standards.
Minister Wilson addressing Reporters Wednesday, October 15, 2021, pledged the Government’s support to the sector.
As part of the process, The Youth and Sports Boss said the 7000 seats both blue and red will be installed at the SKD upon subsequent arrival into the Country in two weeks’ time.
“The Red Bucket seats will be installed at the blue painted area on the stadium while the blue bucket seats will be installed at the red-painted area of the stadium respectively “, he told sports reporters.
Minister Wilson at the same time termed untrue and misleading rumors that the Ministry of Youth and Sports is not willing to turn over the SKD to the Liberia Football Association (LFA)
Explaining further he pointed out that during the LFA’s recent congress he made the disclosure to turn over the SKD to the LFA and wondered where such rumor is coming from.
“We are willing and prepared to do the right thing especially to improve and develop the game”, Minister Wilson maintained.
Even though the LFA has appointed a special committee headed by Pepci Yeke to lead the process according to LFA’s President Mustapha Raji for the successful turning over of the stadium to the LFA but Minister Wilson clarified that he is yet to receive any delegation from the LFA to begin the process.
However, he called on Liberians to depoliticize sports and also urged them to limit their expectations relative to support to the sector.
“Government has competing priorities as such the population should understand the economic constraints the government is facing as it is doing more to promote the sector “, he added.