R. C. Lawson High School Saturday clanged the Championship of LoneStar Cell mock World Cup held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe or SKD Sports complex in Paynesville.
They defeated Jimmy Jolocon senior high School 1 – 0 in the Final match of the tournament to lift the trophy and walk away with a cash prize of LD$20, 000 and a fFootball.
Six Schools including, R. C. Lawson, Jimmy Jolocon, College of West Africa, AME Zion, Monrovia College and the Detweh Memorial High Schools participated in the one day soccer fiesta. At the end of the competition, the five losers received LD$10,000 and a football each as consolation prizes.
Presenting the trophy and cash prize to the champion, Samuel Wotor a staff at LoneStar Cell, congratulated the team and urged them to go and continue winning more championship titles for their institution.
He lauded the participants for the peaceful and intelligent manner in which they conducted themselves during the tournament, stressing that this is exactly what his institution expects to see at such events.
The Sports Directors of the respective Schools in separate interviews with New Dawn Sports thanked the organizers for including their institutions in such prestigious event, hoping that the organizers will undertake more of such projects in time to come.
The competition was organized and sponsored by LoneStar Cell, Liberia’s premier GSM Service provider who is also the official sponsor of the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup in commemoration of the fifty day count down to the world’s biggest soccer jamboree which began since April 21 this year.
Earlier during the mock World Cup at the SKD, LoneStar Cell’s Marketing Manager Wanneh Dixon, told journalists that the tournament is part of several activities earmarked by Liberia’s GSM giant for the development of Sports in the Country.
According to her, these sporting activities are being organized by her company so as to afford young people the opportunity to improve on their respective God given talents.
Speaking further she said, as the government is striving to maintain peace in the country, these events are being organized for young people so as to divert their minds from violence to peace, recreation and productivity.
LoneStar Cell is rallying support for the six African Nations to feature in the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup which is set to take place barely 45 days from now. It is believed that at the end of such campaigns, the African teams will get the needed support to win laurels at the world football gala.