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|Farewell to Mom: Hundreds Join Debbah for Mother's Funeral; Send-off Match||| Print ||
|Monday, 04 July 2011 00:04|
Friendly football match climaxes weekend of mourning; celebration of life of Watchen Debbah, mother of the celebrated James Salinsa Debbah.
Watchen Debbah, mother of Liberia’s most celebrated soccer star, James Salinsa Debbah was laid to rest on Saturday July 2, after funeral rites were said at the Burning Bush Tabernacle on Lynch Street.
At colorful funeral for the deceased, members of the Mighty Barrolle football club, the team which her son Debbah played for, lavished praises on the deceased with many recalling in Bassa a life of the woman who delivered one of Liberia’s greatest footballers.
On Sunday, Debbah led a squad of senior professionals against “the Lone Star U-23 to a goalless draw in a friendly match played in his mother’s honor. The U-23 was led by Sekou Jabateh.
The match played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) was organized by the Liberia Football Association (LFA) in partnership with Football for Hope (FFH) as a sign of respect to the late mother of James Debbah. Debbah extended a word of gratitude to the LFA and FFH and the entire nation and people for the honor they bestowed on his late mother.
Debbah: “I am pleased to say thank you to the LFA Boss Musa Bility and the entire LFA family, also to Andy Quamie and FFH family through whose instrumentality this friendly match was organized in honor of my Mother”
The striker said it was through the publicity of LFA and FFH the public showed up in multitude and watched the game.
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 22:30|