By Naneka A. Hoffman
The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Mustapha Raji has disclosed that Liberia is to host an eight-team tournament shortly, including a team from Saudi Arabia in honor of Chief Patron of Sports, President George Manneh Weah to strengthen the bond of friendship between the two countries.
Mr. Raji said Liberia’s U-17 women’s team will benefit from an opportunity to travel to Saudi Arabia for training to enhance their development.
He said the Saudi Empire will also accommodate the current Liberian U-17 team that just returned from Mauritania.
Meanwhile, Mr. Raji said the Liberia Football Association takes responsibility for the recent disqualification of the U-17 males in the WAFU championship
He conceded to how the Liberia U-17 team campaign was upended following their disqualification when two of the players failed an MRI test.
He emphasized that players, who are above 17, will be graduated to the U-20, while the rest will participate in a tournament in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Raji made the disclosure in a news conference at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia after his return from Saudi Arabia.