Student Group Hails LFA President

first_imgThe Coalition of Youth and Students for Better Liberia (CYSBL) has lauded the President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Hassan Bility for the level of commitment and passion shown to the national team, the Lone Star.The group, through its spokesperson Ishmael Koffeh said since the ascendency of Mr. Bility as president, he has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that he is a true leader and a beacon of hope for Liberian football through his many undertakings.Mr. Koffeh said Bility’s administration has changed the public’s negative perception on Liberian football as well as the national team to a very formidable and an admirable team to watch by all Liberians.“Bility has not failed to lift up the daunting task given him by the LFA and has been able to competently represent the interest of the LFA, provided oversight, and proffered views that are geared towards the national renewal and development,” said Koffeh at a press conference, held in Monrovia.He also recounted the financial contribution made by Mr. Bility to less fortunate students in the country.The group’s leader told Mr. Bility’s critics that cautious minded Liberians are proud of and they are happy to light a candle than to curse darkness, to prevent and destroy poverty in building a new Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lukaku’s Inter salvage late draw with Prague in Champions League opener

first_img0Shares0000Nicolo Barella (L) rescued a point for Inter at home to outsiders Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener© AFP Marco BertorelloPARIS, France, Sep 17 – Substitute Nicolo Barella scored in added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for a disappointing Inter Milan in their Champions League opener against rank outsiders Slavia Prague on Tuesday.It looked as though the Czech side would leave San Siro with all three points in the Group F clash after Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka put them ahead in the 63rd minute, only for Barella to level in the second of eight minutes of stoppage time. Olayinka, who has previously played in Albania and Belgium, pounced to score in the 63rd minute after Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had saved from Jaroslav Zeleny.However, Inter equalised when a Stefano Sensi free-kick rattled off the bar and the ball came out to Barella, whose shot found the net with the aid of a deflection.Slavia goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar then made a fine reaction save from a Romelu Lukaku header in the 97th minute, and a draw was the least the visitors deserved.They are among the longest shots with bookmakers to win the Champions League in their first appearance in the group stage since 2007-08, and this result suits neither side in a section also featuring Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.Inter came into their Champions League campaign with optimism after winning their opening three games of the season in Serie A under new coach Antonio Conte.However, they are now already at serious risk of exiting in the group stage for the second season running.The other early kick-off on Tuesday saw Lyon come from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Russian champions Zenit Saint-Petersburg in France in Group G.Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun gave Zenit the lead just before half-time after playing a one-two with strike partner Artem Dzyuba on the edge of the area.The home side needed just five minutes of the second half to draw level, though, with Memphis Depay converting a penalty after he had been brought down by Magomed Ozdoev.Benfica and RB Leipzig meet later in the same group in Lisbon.Also on Tuesday, holders Liverpool kick off their campaign away to Napoli and Salzburg take on Genk in Group E, while Chelsea host Valencia and last season’s semi-finalists Ajax meet Lille in Group H.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more