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Journey in History--How Liberia Got Into Soccer

posted July 30, 2008

We are grateful for the opportunity to present this profile of  the beginning of soccer in Liberia, which today has earned its place on the international soccer map through superstars George Weah, James Debbah and others. The journey has been long and hard, but the enticing outcome for Liberia sometimes makes soccer aficionados take the rich history of the sport for granted. ALHAJI KROMAH PAGE  has obtained permission to publish a series of articles first carried in the X-RAY Magazine, published in Monrovia May/June 1986 to commemorate sports in the country. The work involves the actual story told by the founders and pace setters of the teams, the Liberia Football Association (LFA), and other institutions that have catapulted Liberians into international world stardom. The authors include John Howard, commonly referred to as the "Father of LFA," Joe G. Richards and Arthur Wisseh, founding players of IE and Barrolle, Liberia's perpetual soccer archrivals. Enjoy the trip.

Founding of LFA Liberian Fans  Barrolle Emerge

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