Veteran athlete donates to the Table Tennis Association
By Naneka Hoffman
A veteran Liberian athlete, Junior Siaquiyah Davis has donated sports equipment and cash prizes to the National Table Tennis Association of Liberia (LNTTA) to help grow the sport in the country.
Donated items include balls, rubbers, T-shirts, training equipment and US $ 300 in cash to the National Table Tennis Association.
Speaking at the recent donation ceremony at the headquarters of the National Table Tennis Association of Liberia, Mr. Davis paid tribute to some Table Tennis Association veterans, including the late Isaac Davis and Aaron Nawood, died in 2014 from Ebola and Deo Jones. , who currently lives in the UK.
Now residing in Hamburg, Germany but visiting his home, Mr Davis recalled that those he named were players who have represented Liberia at several international competitions and won major trophies.
He explained that table tennis has greatly contributed to the reintegration, restructuring and reconstruction of the minds of young Liberians through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
In receiving the equipment and money, the Secretary General of the National Table Tennis Association of Liberia, Lamie AS Freeman, Jr. thanked Mr. Davis for his continued contribution to the development of table tennis in Liberia and told him assured that the donation will help develop the skills of athletes.
At the same time, in a one-day tournament held at the headquarters of the National Table Tennis Association of Liberia in honor of Mr. Junior Siaquiyah Davis, athletes Lasana Weh and Holder Kaborwen were crowned champions, respectively. and finalists.
Winner Wah received 15,000 LRD and finalist Kaborwen walked away with 10,000 LRD, while third and fourth place received 7,000 and 5,000 LRD individually.
Champion Lasana Weh paid tribute to Mr Davis for his continued support of the game in Liberia, especially young people who develop a passion for the game and called on other veteran tennis players from Liberia and Liberia to emulate his example . Editing by Jonathan Browne