The Inquirer (Monrovia)

4 January 2013

Liberia: JNJ Lauds Weah

Former head coach of the Liberia national team, Lone Star, Coach Josiah N. Johnson has commended football legend George M. Weah for accepting to serve as Liberia's Peace Ambassador. In a statement released in Monrovia yesterday, Coach JNJ said that he is optimistic that Amb. Weah will work with all the traditional chiefs, elders and religious leaders in making sure that the objective of his position is met in a respectable manner for all Liberians.

JNJ also expressed gratitude to the former World, African and European Best Player for considering the role to help revitalize the national football team of Liberia, Lone Star.

According to the veteran Liberian coach, Amb. Weah needs the cooperation of all football lovers as a sign of supporting his effort to transform the national team.

"Weah's willingness to get involved with the Lone Star means that our national team is now with someone who has the personality and will be respected by players, coaches and match officials," the statement added.

At the same time, Coach JNJ also welcomes the clemency extended to three of Liberia's astute players, Francis Grandpa Doe, Anthony Laffor and Dioh Williams, who were previously expelled by the Liberia Football Association (LFA) for violating the team's regulations.

The veteran Liberian Coach indicated that the gesture by LFA Boss Musa Bility is in line with Liberia's reconciliation and forgiveness drive.

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