See Sports As Best Tool To Reconcile, Youth &Sports Minister Urges Liberians

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Youth and Sports Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh has called on all Liberians to renew their spirit of reconciliation as they celebrate the 2011/2012 National County Meet. The National County Sports Meet is set to kick-off on Saturday, December 3, 2011. According to a Ministry of Youth and Sports release, Minister Tarpeh urged Liberians to see sports as the best tool to reconcile their political, social or economic differences for the sake of Liberia.

The release also pointed out that the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, superintendents of the 15 counties and other stakeholders, will launch the 2011/2012 National County Sports Meet on in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, with the ceremony’s host and Grand Kru County opening the competition.

This year National County Sports Meet, the release said, is under the theme: “Healing, Reconciling and Unifying Liberia through Sports.”

The preliminary rounds of the football and kickball matches of the tournament, the release noted, will be played in four groups, beginning December 3 to the 8th.

Group I brings together Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties, which will be hosted in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.

Grand Bassa, Margibi, Sinoe and Rivercess Counties will meet in Group II, and this will be hosted in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Group III includes Grand Gedeh, Maryland, River Gee and Grand Kru, and this will be hosted in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

Bong, Nimba and Lofa Counties, who make up Group IV, will come face to face in Gbarnga, Bong County,” the release said.

The release also said that the volleyball, basketball and track & field events of the competition will take place in Monrovia, alongside the quarterfinals, semifinals and grand finals of the football and kickball disciplines, commencing December 28, 2011 to January 8, 2012.

“Reports from Grand Gedeh County say, preparations are being finalized for the successful hosting of the competition,” the release concluded. 


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