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World Girls FC holds pre-season tournament

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By Naneka Hoffman 

Liberia Football Association (LFA) upper women league club, World Girls FC kicks off a pre-season tournament today, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at the Tusa Field in Gardnersville.

Senior Female Professionals and Determined Girls FC will kick off the match at 10:00 a.m. at the Tusa Field in a maiden edition of the World  Girls Cup to give female teams equal opportunities that have not been given them like their male counterparts.

There are eight female clubs participating in the World Girls Maiden Pre-Season Tournament which include Earth Angels, Blanco FC, City Football Academy, DC Shooters FC, Determined Girls FC, Senior Female Professionals FC, Monrovia Football Academy-LEAD, and the host, World Girls FC. 

Speaking recently to journalists, World Girls FC president Rochelle Woodson said football administrators’ major responsibility is to find solutions to problems confronting football.

She stated that two key female players were dropped from the national team for being overweight, adding that it’s a national concern because they were to represent Liberia.

Madam Woodson explained that the majority of the female players are overweight, including some of her players.

She indicated that that majority of the girls have not had the chance to kick football since July.

The Liberia Football Association former Executive Committee member explained further that the winner of the competition will receive 60,000LD, while the runner-up will receive 40,000. 

She said individual awards will also be given to outstanding players and coaches.

Meanwhile, each participating club will receive 2,500LD to augment their transportation for the tournament.–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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