2 Liberian athletes for Rio 2016
According to a report Matadi and Kromah had to foot their own bills following the Liberian government's refusal to sponsor the team.
Matadi is set to represent Liberia in Men’s 100m while Kromah will run in the Women’s 400 meters track and field race.
Chief of Mission of Liberia to Rio 2016, Dr. Malcom Joseph revealed that the government of Liberia did not provide a dime for the games.
Although Liberian Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Henry Yonton claim that the government does not have enough money to spend due to the impact of Ebola outbreak in 2015, Joseph revealed that the money has been spent on other irrelevant things.
“Ironically, this is a government who provided money to a private football club owned by the President’s son,” Joseph Okayafrica in a phone interview from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“They used government money to support BYC (Barrack Young Controllers) to play an international match in Tunisia but they can’t support an international team for the biggest sporting event in the world.”
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