President George Manneh Weah is encouraging County Sports Meet participants and all Liberians to see the games as a unifying force and promoter of peace in the country.
His call came Sunday, 16 December when he officially declared open the 2018-2019 edition of the National County Meet in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
President Weah, Liberia’s former international soccer icon took the kickoff at the commencement of the County Meet.
He urges participating teams to show discipline and sportsmanship as they compete for titles during the prestigious national tournament.
President Weah also calls on all Liberians to use the event, which is held annually, to come together in the spirit of national unity and peace.
“I am happy to be here to witness the opening of this all-important County Meet,” he says.
According to President Weah, the County Meet is an annual event that brings Liberians together as one people and one nation.
He admonishes scores of Liberians who attended the opening of the National County Meet to use the games as platforms to promote unity and athletic talents in the country.
President Weah reflected on the significance of the legendary number that he wore during his days playing for the Lone Star of Liberia.
He said: “If you are here and a follower of the Gospel, you will understand the meaning of #14. It is not just another number. It is of great significance. It describes the time Jesus was born. Throughout the ages, from Abraham to David, number 14 stands out as special number for special people.”
President Weah told the cheering crowd of football enthusiasts at the Sanniquellie sports pitch that anyone who is counted 14 must consider themselves blessed.–Press release