The Ministry Of Youth And sports has expressed condolences to the Liberia Football Association over the sudden death of Liberian International Patrick Doeplah.
The Ministry, in a statement released late Tuesday evening, described the late Doeplah as a hero who had come to represent his country in a football Olympic Qualifier match against Ivory Coast in Accra, Ghana this weekend.
The Ministry said it was saddened by the death of the young patriot, who had always made it his duty to honor his Country’s call at all times.
Patrick Doeplah was pronounced dead on Tuesday morning by doctors after the player was found unconscious in his girlfriend’s room where he had gone to spend the night before rejoining his colleagues on camp the following day.
It can be recalled that Patrick struck the decisive post match penalty against Sierra Leone last December, thus sending the Chief Patron of Sports President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and an array of jubilant Football fans celebrating throughout the night, as Liberia advanced to the next stage of qualifiers for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Ministry called on the bereaved Football families to take heart, especially the players who are gearing up for an event in which they will certainly feel the absence of the man the Country described as a fallen hero.
CAT FC on Track
After the generation of George Weah and others, Liberia is going through tough times for the best to fill in the space. Theophilius Y. Collins, a resident of the Duport Road area on Saturday finally lunched the MUSCAT Football Club, established three years ago on March 16, 2008, made of kids between the ages of 14-16 years of age.
During the lunching ceremony, players of the team were encouraged to focus on their education as a backup for the game of soccer. He them admonished to avoid the use of drugs during games.
Carlstad United Signs Taurus
A Swedish-based 2nd division club, Carlstad United, located in Karlstad City on Sunday landed former local premiership side FCAK forward, Taurus Manneh on a three seasons deal. Taurus left Liberia nearly a month plus now and arrived in Norway for tryout with a league one club but, things did not work out well.
He was later joined by Mighty Barrolle and Lone Star’s under-20 winger, Wilfred Greenfield. Both players honored their invitations from Swedish side Carlstad United, impressing officials of the club after the tryout duration.
Wilfred Greenfield is yet to sign the three- year deal with the club, due to delays by Mighty Barrolle to sign the agreement, in which Mighty Barrolle will not benefit any transfer fees for the player. Mighty Barrolle will benefit from the deal on an onward contract later.
Failure on the part of Barrolle to sign the agreement would mran that Wilfred will be heading to Liberia, Wilhlem Mryer, the Manager explained to the New Dawn on Wednesday. Mryer said other clubs were interested in the service of former Mighty Barrolle Capitan Nuzohn Kulala and FCAK-Liberia center back Archie Williams.