The New Dawn (Monrovia)

7 February 2013

Liberia: Cape Mount Swims in Celebrations

The chairperson of the Steering Committee of the double champion of the 2012 National County Meet Madam Carolyn Burphy George said the county can adequately defend both titles and add more laurels to the accolades only if they begin early preparations for 2013/2014.

She said this can be done if daughters and songs of Grand Cape Mount County give their support. She noted that due to the hard work of some prominent citizens in the county, the green and white outfits captured their first football trophy in 44 years, stressing

"We need to maintain the players and encampment for them to give [us] the result next year; we're urging all to come [onboard]."

Madam George spoke during remarks early this week at the start of a weeklong celebration for Grand Cape Mount County held on the Clara Town Sports Pitch on Bushrod Island after the county won both kickball and football trophies in the 2012 County Meet at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.

Also making remark, Superintendent Mohammed Paasawee, promised that as long as the current leadership of the county remains in office, the Lake Piso girls and boys will dominate the annual tournament. Superintendent Paasawee disclosed that preparations to defending the championships next year will start this month in the county.

"This year was just a trial, where we made lot of mistakes, but next year is our prime target and we will win all five disciplines", he bragged. According to him, status of the football league in the county will be raised to a competitive level to adequately prepare the players before the next county meet.

Meanwhile, the weeklong celebration has entered the county with the teams and officials departing Monrovia for Tah, Gola Konneh for indoor program, appreciation rally, ball and traditional dances with similar festivities being extended to Bambala, Porkpa district, respectively. Earlier, Tienni, Taiwor district had their share of the celebrations, while today, Thursday, Sinje and Garwula will host similar festivities.

Tomorrow, Friday, the team will make a stop at Falie, Latia, and Tossor for prayers before eventually heading for Robertsport where parade and indoor programs are being planned to be characterized by appreciation and certification ceremonies to climax the trophies home-going.

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