The event is scheduled to take place on September 20, 2017 in New York, the United States of America.
The invitation was presented by William Smith, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Monrovia Football Academy. He was accompanied by Sekou D. George Mulbah, Co-founder and Director of Football, Monrovia Football Academy.
Presenting the invitation, Mr. Smith explained the genesis of the establishment of the Monrovia Football Academy and how it started.
He thanked President Sirleaf for her willingness to grant them audience. He, among other things, informed President Sirleaf that Representative Josephine George Francis of Montserrado County was instrumental in acquiring 20 acres of land for the Monrovia Football Academy in Montserrado County for the purpose of sports development.
He furthered that this is the third year of the Monrovia Football Academy and said about 1000 applications have already been received.
Responding, President Sirleaf commended Mr. William Smith and described his effort as a “Great Initiative”. She said the effort is a great undertaking that must be commended.
She urged Mr. Smith to include other footballers in the upcoming event, including the former World Best player George Weah, as well as other top football stars both in out of Liberia to grace the occasion to serve as motivation for the young ones who are aspiring to be great soccer stars.
The Liberian leader admonished Mr. Smith to secure a campus for the kids to avoid distraction.