Vice President Boakai Assures Government’s Fullest Support to the Lone Star

Tuesday, 24th June 2008
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has assured the Lone Star of Government’s fullest support, despite their recent defeat in Dakar, Senegal.

Vice President Boakai praised the team for the discipline they demonstrated during their encounter with the Teranga Lions, saying, “It is not just about winning, but discipline exemplified during a football match”.

Vice President Boakai gave the assurance Tuesday when he visited injured Lone Star Captain Moifee Nagbe at his bedside at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital, where he is currently hospitalized.

The Lone Star Captain’s leg was broken during last Saturday’s 2010 joint World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifier in Dakar, Senegal, which the Lone Star lost 3-1.

Vice President Boakai expressed regret for the injury sustained by a key player on the national squad, and assured him that  government would ensure the welfare of his and his family’s , while he is undergoing treatment for an injury he sustained while responding to a national call.

Earlier, Liberia Football Association (LFA) Secretary General, George Williams briefed Vice President Boakai about the encounter with the Teranga Lions, pointing out the splendid display by the Lone Star, and the treatment meted out to the team by  Senegalese football authorities.

Also speaking, Captain Nagbe thanked the Liberian Government and football authorities for the care they have demonstrated for his plight. He however expressed concern about the fate of his family, while he, as bread winner, is nursing his injury.

Vice President Boakai also stopped at the bedside of House Member Tarnue Cooper, who sustained head and chest injuries in a motor accident on the Monrovia-Schiefflin highway.

Vice President Boakai was guided on a tour of the hospital by  Dr. Robert Dennis, Chief Medical Officer and Madam Madeyen Jabateh, Acting Hospital Administrator, JFK Medical Center.