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MINNEAPOLIS CITY MIDFIELDER GETS LIBERIA NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM CALL

Featured image taken from FiftyFive.One (Daniel Mick)

FiftyFive.One, a Minnesota based soccer news platform, recently posted a story about Minneapolis City midfielder Martin Browne, Jr.  In the article, Browne shares his extensive soccer  journey from Liberia to Minnesota.  The soccer player shares the pinnacle moment he received a call from the Liberia National Football Team coach, James Debbah, offering Browne a possible spot on the team.

“He gave me a call, he liked what he saw, and while he didn’t promise I’d get a chance to play, he said there was an opportunity with the games coming up.”

Martin  Browne, Jr.

The article goes on to share a follow-up call from the Liberia National Football Team requesting Browne at the June 11, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe. “It’s a blessing in disguise, happening now,” Browne said.

Click here to read the original article written by Kyle Eliason. Congratulations to Martin Browne, Jr. and best wishes to Liberia’s National Football Team the Lone Stars.

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Martin Browne takes part in a counter attack in a friendly staged ahead of Minneapolis City’s 2016 U.S. Open Cup qualifier. Image courtesy of Daniel Mick. 

SAMUEL KANYON DOE SPORTS COMPLEX RENOVATION COMPLETED

The Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex was built in 1986 and named after Liberia’s 21st President.  As Liberia’s largest stadium, SKD sports complex has served many purposes from concerts to football games and holds a capacity of 35,000.

Renovation to the SKD sports complex was approved in 2013 and is finally complete.  Pictures showcasing the new and improved stadium started circulating on May 17th. Among the improvements are increased VIP seating, a new lighting system, a digital scoreboard, a new track, and better restrooms.

Dedication of the updated complex has not been determined, but it is believed to occur in time for the West African Football Union tournament. Liberia is a possible host for the tournament in July.

We hope to see more athletic events happening at the new and improved SKD sports complex in the near future.  Kudos to the Liberian Government for completing this project.

UPDATE: Liberia National Olympic Committee

Last month, FrontPageAfrica’s online newspaper shared a story on the Liberia National Olympic Committee elections. Seven positions were up for grabs: President; Vice President for Administration (VPA); Vice President for Technical Affairs (VPTA); Vice President for Women Affairs (VPWA); Secretary General (SG); Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and Treasurer. Click here to read about the candidates and election process.

With Tokyo 2020 quickly approaching, let’s hope the LNOC can recruit and train more talented Liberian athletes.