Liberian Amputee Football Star Morilai R. Boakai Extends Contract with Konya Engelliler Gucu Amputee FC

Nov 17, 2023 - 08:41
Nov 17, 2023 - 08:42
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Liberian Amputee Football Star Morilai R. Boakai Extends Contract with Konya Engelliler Gucu Amputee FC

Liberia's amputee football sensation, Morilai R. Boakai, has secured a contract extension with Konya Engelliler Gucu Amputee FC, a premier Turkish amputee football club. The contract, which spans from 2023 to 2025, marks a continued partnership between Boakai and the Turkish club.

Career Highlights:

Boakai, renowned for his exceptional skills, made the move to Konya Engellier Gucu from LASA FC, a prominent Liberian club, on February 12, 2022. His outstanding performance in the Amputees Nations Cups in Angola and Tanzania with Amputees Lone Star paved the way for his inaugural professional contract in Turkey.

Notable Achievements:

During the 2019 Amputees Nations Cup in Benguela, Angola, Boakai contributed significantly, scoring 4 goals and providing two assists, leading Liberia to a commendable 3rd-place finish. In the 2021 Nations Cup in Tanzania, he continued to shine, scoring once and offering 7 assists as Liberia secured the runner-up position.

International Recognition:

Boakai's prowess was on full display at the 2022 Amputees World Cup in Istanbul, where he scored an impressive 8 goals and produced 2 assists. Liberia secured 17th place overall, with Boakai finishing 3rd in the Golden Boot race. Notably, he set a historic record by becoming the first Liberian amputee player to score 4 goals in a single match at a World Cup, against Ireland Republic in a 6-3 victory.

National Pride and Loyalty:

Born to a Sierra Leonian father and a Liberian mother, Morilai R. Boakai chose to represent Liberia over Sierra Leone. His commitment to the Liberian national team was evident in key moments, including scoring the only goal in a friendly against Sierra Leone at the Invincible Sports Park in Monrovia before the 2022 Turkey World Cup.

Legacy and Recognition:

Boakai's remarkable statistics with both clubs and the national team solidify his status as one of Liberia's finest amputee players. His journey from local Liberian football to the global stage is a testament to his skill and determination.

Conclusion:

Morilai R. Boakai's contract extension with Konya Engelliler Gucu Amputee FC marks the continuation of a promising career that has brought pride to Liberia and inspiration to the amputee football community.

As he looks ahead to the future, fans eagerly anticipate more extraordinary feats from this talented player.

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Edwin T. Battaforyen Edwin T. Battaforyen is a Professional Young Liberian Journalist with over two years of working experience in the mainstream as a Broadcast and Sports Journalist. Young Battaforyen holds an advanced Diploma in Journalism from the Professional Journalism School of Liberia and Currently studies Mass Communication and Social Work at the State-run University of Liberia. In 2023 Edwin T. Battaforyen was named as the Best Sports Reporter of the Year an award given by the Sports Writer Association of Liberia (Margibi County Chapter). Battaforyen has traveled to Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Ghana as a Sports Reporter assigned to provide coverage for the Liberia National Handball Team. Edwin T. Battaforyen is a full member of the Sports Writer Association of Liberia and Currently Works at KOOL 91.9 FM/TV/knewsonline.