The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has received US$15,000 from First Lady Clar Marie Weah for the women’s senior national team.
The money is a fulfilment a promise of US$5,000 winning bonus per match Clar made to the team on 22 February ahead of their participation in the maiden edition of the West African Football Union (Wafu Zone A) women’s Nations Cup finals in Sierra Leone from 25 February to 7 March.
Liberia beat Guinea Bissau 4-0 on 26 February, Gambia 2-1 on 2 March and Cape Verde 1-0 on 7 March to win the bronze medals.
Clar, who travelled the United States before the team’s departure, apologized for the delays in making good her promise, which was due to several global lockdown measures and travel restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.
LFA President Mustapha Raji promised to turn the money over to the team.
“We want to say a very big thank you to the first lady and first family. We never doubted your ability to honour our promise. It is great to make promises and even greater to honour promises.
“We will organize a benefits program to present the money to the technical staff for an appropriate distribution at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium as soon as possible so you can interact with the players.
“As CAF women’s football ambassador, we will count on your support and the government to develop and improve women’s football. Football runs in your DNA. So we will surely need you,” said Raji.