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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.

LIBERIAN DOMINATED FOOTBALL CLUB STANDS OUT AHEAD OF U.S. OPEN CUP

Featured image from Junior Lone Star FC LinkedIn

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup began in 1913-1914 and is the second oldest uninterrupted soccer tournament in the world. It is recognized as the U.S. Soccer National Club Championship. With an intense four-round match up, both amateur and professional US-based soccer teams travel across the country for a chance to win it all. Fifty-six teams will enter the qualifying first round, on May 9th and May 10th. The final match will take place on September 20, 2017.

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FOOTBALL AND MUSIC: LIBERIA’S UNIQUE BLEND

Featured Image from Liberia Football Association

Before any match up/game, one will likely see athletes with headphones on.  Look a little closer and spectators can feel the passion from the intense look on the player’s face. Focused eyes stay ready to conquer the opponent. Athletes internalize the blaring sounds and release that energy on the field. Music has the tendency to do that. It affects moods, inspires ideas, gives senses of encouragement, but most of all brings people together.

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