Another Liberian, Alphonso Boyle Davies Playing In World Cup 2022

Alphonso B. Davies

As Liberians and Americans around the globe joyously celebrate the lone goal scored the first United States goal in the at the World Cup in Qatar before Gareth Bale of Wales converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to end the match in a 1-1 draw.

Tim Weah, the son of Liberian President George M. Weah, a Liberian U.S. born citizen made his parents proud following his professional move to score this lone goal. Another Liberian also based in Canada is playing in 2022 World Cup.

Canada have been drawn in a group alongside Belgium, Croatia and Morocco, they face the Belgians first on November 23, before Croatia on November 27 and finally Morocco on December 1..

Alphonso Boyle Davies was born to Liberian parents in Buduburam, a refugee camp in Ghana, the fourth youngest of six siblings. His father, Debeah Davies, and his mother, Victoria Davies, originally lived in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

They fled during the Second Liberian Civil War, which displaced more than 450,000 Liberians. In 2005, the family emigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Edmonton. At the age of 15, Davies relocated alone to Vancouver to join the Whitecaps FC Residency program.

 As part of the program, he attended Burnaby Central Secondary School.[24] On June 6, 2017, he received Canadian citizenship;[25] until then he had been a Liberian national. Davies attended St Nicholas Catholic Junior High in the Edmonton Catholic School District. His school soccer teammate, Onesphore Hamis recalled, “Soccer was the thing he wanted to get into, but language was a problem.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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