Despite of their country’s financial status to sponsor them to the Rio 2016 Olympics, the team at the games is reportedly doing its best to bring pride to their beloved Country, Liberia; flying the colors of their Country high.
Already two of this country’s athletes, Emmanuel Matadi andMarian Kromah who reportedly footed their own bills to the games after the Liberian government alleged refusal to sponsor the team are making headway in the games.
According to report 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.”