Veteran Donates To T/Tennis Association

A veteran athlete of the Liberia National Table Tennis Association (LNTTA) on Saturday January 8, 2022 presented sporting materials and cash prize to the association as his own contribution for the growth of the game and its athletes.Presenting the equipment to the LNTTA at its headquarters, Junior Siaquiyah Davis paid tribute to some of the falling veterans of LNTA such as former champions Isaac Davis, Aaron Nawuoh, who died in 2014 after suffering from Ebola disease, and Deo Jones who currently lives in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Davis, who is currently in the country from Hamburg, Germany in Europe, added that the guys he named were players who represented Liberia against other countries in several international competitions and won major trophies. The sporting materials presented to the LNTTA by Mr. Davis were table tennis balls, tubbers, T-shirts, training equipment and US$300.

Said Junior Davis: “The game of table tennis has contributed vastly to the reintegration, restructuring and rebuilding of the minds of the young generation of Liberia in the right direction because in the past the Youth and Sports Ministry through the government of Liberia fully supported table tennis and I believe today it is also possible with minimum or maximum publicity to gain the attention of the public that it doesn’t have today.”

Receiving the sporting equipment and cash prize on behalf of LNTTA, the association Secretary General Lamie A. S. Freeman Jr. thanked Mr. Davis for his continuous contribution toward the development of table tennis in Liberia and assured him and athletes of the game that the equipment would be used for the intended purpose which he believes would help to develop the skills of the athletes. Meanwhile, a one day honoring tournament for Mr. Davis was held on the same Saturday at the headquarters of the association and athletes Lasana Weh and Holder Kaborwen were crowned champions and runner-up respectively. Wah, the winner, received L$15,000, while the runner-up walked away with L$10,000 while the third and four place received L$7,000 and L$5,000 individually. The tournament champions Lasana Weh paid tribute to Mr. Davis for his continuous support for the growth of the game in Liberia especially they as youth that are having passion for the game and called on their veterans of the game in and out of the country to follow his good example.  

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