Indian Consul General to Liberia Shri Upjit Singh Sachdeva, popularly known in Liberia as ‘Jeety’, has donated a set of track jerseys and two footballs to a soccer team of less-fortunate Liberians on Carey Street, Monrovia as part of his ongoing COVID-19 hot cooked food distribution to vulnerable communities, including hospitals and prisons.
The hot food distribution is being carried out here by Jeety Trading Corporation, under the auspices of Consul General Sachdeva, to help ease economic burden of less-fortunate residents in the wake of the global pandemic.
The presentation of jerseys and footballs followed an appeal from mainly waywards youth in the streets to the Indian Consul General during one of his COVID-19 hot cooked food distribution in Central Monrovia recently.
Presenting the sporting materials to the leader of the group, Mohammed Fahnbulleh a.k.a ‘Five Star’ and team captain Tom Jugbeh, Mr. Sachdeva said the gesture is aimed at creating awaredness about the plight of underprilivilage people in the country.
He urged the beneficiaries to use the materials to exercise their physical body through sports, as a mean of refreshing their abilities to doing sonething positive in the society.
Receiving the items on behalf of the team, Mohammed Fahnbulleh and Tom Jugbeh thanked the Indian businessmen for identifying with them.
They noted that the materials will enable them to play friendly football matches with colleagues from other communities across Monrovia, which will encourage them to return to the society.
Meanwhile, plan is underway by the Center Street less fortunate soccer team to play their counterpart of Central Monrovia in honor of a female officer of the Liberia National Police (LNP) whose birthday comes on 24 June.
In preparation for the pending friendly encouter, Consul General Sachdeva officially took a free kick on goal during practice session of the team on Center Street witnessed by passers-by and ordinary Liberians.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne