The Supplying West Africa Trade Inc or SWAT has donated six sets of jerseys and 20 bags of rice to the national amputee football team of Liberia, ahead of the pending amputee league. The national amputee league is expected to start end of June in Monrovia.
The items valued over US$1,500 are intended to enable the national amputees soccer team of Liberia adequately prepare for the national league, which will propel them to the World Amputee Cup. Liberia is defending champion of the WAC.
The Manager of Supplying West Africa Trade Inc. Musu Samuels Henries, said the donation is a gesture from the company to the society. Samuels said it was important to come to the aid of the national amputee football team as it prepares to represent the country, and called for public support
In response, the President of the Amputee Football Federation of Liberia Melvin Gorteh expressed delight for the donation, which he noted will help his players to prepare to defend the championship.
Gorteh appealed to SWAT to continue the support to the team because they need to it move ahead. He said the pending national league will help the team to identify talented players for recruitment.
“We have five teams for the league and as time goes back, we will add them up to make the game what it ought to be”, he added. According to him, the team has visited five counties to establish local clubs and encourage more Liberians to develop love for amputee soccer.