The late Liberian striker, Patrick Doeplah who died on national duty March 22, 2011, was finally laid to rest last Friday.
Doeplah’s funeral, held at the Greater Grace Church in the Tusa-field community in Gardnerville, was attended by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, LFA, Mighty Barrolle, LISCR, as well as Gardnerville FC, social groups, friends and family members.
Some family members and sympathizers also expressed disappointment over the fact that the LFA and Ministry of youth and Sports did not give the late Liberian striker a befitting and honorable funeral.
According to them, they had anticipated that remains of Doeplah would have had a police escort and Band as a national team player who died on a call to play for Liberia.
uring the funeral, the Liberia Football Association promised Doeplah family full scholarship for his daughter until independence. His club, Hapoel Kfar Saba has already held a memory service. The Israeli club was not represented at Friday’s funeral, but a telephone call from the club was made during the funeral.
12th-Houses FC Stopped
A 3rd division side 12th-Houses Football Club, playing in the Paynesville Sub-Committee league in Jacob Town, on Sunday settled to a goalless draw with Wood Camp Football Club.
12th-Houses golden opportunity to land in the only goal of the day was wasted by their forward Reginald Momo, who failed to placed the ball wide right after beating the outside trap.
The game was the club’s second match of the ongoing Big Fifteen session in the Sub-Committee league. 12th-Houses Football Club has played eight matches since the start of the league, they winning five, drawing two, losing one and pocketing 17 points.
According to the club President, Robert Dorliae, the aim of the establishing the club is to afford Youth in the community the opportunity to pursuit their career, as well as focus on national development.
The club is also surviving on funding from Mr. Johnson Gwaikolo, Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Public Work.
First Win For C-Deltas
The ongoing national basketball league on Friday afforded C-Deltas female team the occasioned to clinch its first win after three games. The female league has been rough and tough for the C-Deltas family since they began the title race this season.
The season started on a sour note on 24th-Mar-2011 when they were trounced by Desert Ladies 44-32 points. Their second league game on 2-April-2011 saw them received another defeat at the hands of Destiny Queens with 34-40 points.
The fourth game of the season was given full action and care, with the introduction of two young players who took the team to victory last Friday.
Johnette Kiawu, the young player on the court on Friday, produced countless attractive hand work with the ball and netted nearly 40% of her team’s (C-Deltas) 48 baskets, while teammate Wialdy Barr, operating in the center for C-Deltas, made a few runs and added additional baskets to Johnette Kiawu’s.
Both kids appear to be very promising for Liberia’s Youth basketball team if the right programs are put in place. Speaking after the game, C-Deltas coach, Eddie Patten told the New Dawn that his girls were back for good after three defeats. “we got a win and we will continue to hold on to the winning spirit,” Patten explained.