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.

Emmanuel Matadi

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.”


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Rev Mbaka blames the devil, apologises to the Catholic Church

Adult content site offers Bill Gates 24/7 VIP access for easy “transition into bachelorhood”

Truck loaded with ammunition discovered in Anambra

4 things to do after sex

Ghanaian woman places python inside dead husband’s coffin to bid him farewell (video)

Bishop Oyedepo tells Christians not to take COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates leaves Melinda at home every year to spend good time with 70-year-old ex-lover

Actress Etinosa Idemudia's 8 months old marriage crashes

Musician slumps and dies while worshipping God in the church: “He’s gone to be with the lord”