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L.A.C.E.S. to play Monrovia Football Academy during Jill Ellis visit to Liberia

Monrovia, November 29, 2016. On Thursday, December 1st, a selection of fifteen L.A.C.E.S. boys and girls, age 9-12, will play a friendly football match against the Monrovia Football Academy Team (MFA).

Hosted by MFA and the U.S. Embassy in Liberia, the match will coincide with the visit of Jill Ellis, U.S. Women’s National Team Coach and 2015 FIFA Coach of the Year, accompanied by Ashlyn Harris, goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Ellis and Harris will be visiting Liberia under the U.S. State Department Sports Envoy. During their stay, they will advocate for leadership and women’s empowerment at several U.S. Embassy-led events in Monrovia.

The game will be a great opportunity to promote Sport as a powerful tool to resolve conflict and to improve at-risk children’s lives. L.A.C.E.S. team will have the chance to represent their 380 friends, fellow street children and ebola-survivors, who are also involved in L.A.C.E.S.’ program.