Liberia’s former Tennis Champion, Samuel Holmes, now a resident of the United States has begun remembering his colleagues back home with the donation of equipment for players of the table tennis. The materials, expected in the country, include 15 new junior and senior rackets.
The “Samuel Holmes Foundation,” here, is meant to help to improve the talents of young players of the game and breach the generation gap in the country. Holmes was named 2010 Most Valuable Male Tennis Player by the Lone Star College-CyFair. He also received the MVP Tennis Player Award in 2008 and 2009.
Edward Heads For Golden Boot
Liberian international, Edward Junior Wilson, of Indonesian side, PS Semen Padang FC appears to be a top contender for the league’s golden boot race. The 26 year old has scored 16 goals from 21 matches this summer, landing a hat trick against Deltras Sidoarip on 12 April in an away game.
The club is second on the table with 38 points from 21matches, one point ahead of fellow Liberian, Oliver Makor who plays for Persija Jakarta FC. Zah Krangar’s Persipura Jayapura FC is the league’s leader with 47 points from 21 games.
The Liberian hit target 6 times this season to keep their title hope alive with a 9 point lead. The 37 year old Makor has clocked 1443 minutes in action during this season from 19 of the 21 matches. Makor scored 2 of his 5 goals against former employer of fellow countryman, James Debbah’s Bontang PKT during an away game.
Persija Pusat Jakarta FC is 3rd on the table with 37 points having beateb Persisam Putra FC 7-2 last Saturday. Another Liberian, Eric Weeks Lewis capped 12 games this term, scoring just 5 goals. He was on target 15 April during their 3-1 whipping of Persiba Balikpapan FC. Also, Eddie Foday Boakai has netted 8 goals for Persema Wamena FC from 20 appearances.
White City FC Warns Jackson
Reports gathered here from Australia suggest that White City Football Club, employer of the Liberian international, Alex Jackson, has issued a punishment to their employee for doing things contrary to his contract. Jackson recently sustained injuries while playing a friendly encounter with fellow Liberians last month (March). He’s reported to have dislocated his ankle.
The White City FC funded Jackson’s first medical check-up, after being informed about the incident. The club has now had a u-turn on taking the responsible, but Jackson seems not to be happy. He told this paper how the club is unhappy with the incident and warned him against repeating such behavior.
For this reason, the Liberian is yet to get his two month salaries from the club due to his absent from work. Jackson has missed 4 of the club league matches this season.
“I was playing for the Liberians during that charity game, but since then they all have turned their backs on me. I’ll not be available to play for them during this year’s Nations Cup coming-up among Africans living in Australia,” Jackson tearfully stated. Alex is the current holder of a golden boot from the last edition of the Nations Cup usually held in Australia among Africans.