Thursday, February 23, 2017 01:47
Frank Seator Laid To Rest
Edwin G. Wandah
One of Liberia's successful Soccer Icon, Frank Waka Seator finally took his rest on Saturday at the Du-Port Road Cow-field Cemetery.
At the funeral service held at the St. Peters Lutheran Church on 14th Street, hundreds of sport lovers, friends and family members jammed the Church to pay their last respect to Frank who died at the Du-side Hospital in Margibi County after a brief illness.
The supporters, predominantly former players of the Lone Star or “George Weah Eleven” gathered in their numbers to pay tributes.
The former George Weah Eleven sang their famous song, “We are the former players of the Lone Star…. We are the former players of Lone Star”… with bitterness of heart and tears pouring down the checks of family members and friends.
Prince Daye, James Salinsa Debbah and host of the players felt over the casket of their colleague, crying bitterly for the loss of their fallen colleague.
Liberia's celebrated soccer star James Salinsa Debbah speaking on behalf of the former players said Seator's absence will serve as a big blow to Liberian soccer.
Also giving tributes were the Liberian Diaspora International represented led by the President of the Liberian Football Association-LFA Musa Bility. Liberia Business Association (LIBA) President Maxwell Kemayah also expressed regrets for the loss of the prolific striker, Frank Waka Jang Seator.
The President of the Liberia Football Association-LFA Musa Bility said the death of Seator will go a long way and the gap that has been created will take a long time to be filled.
He said the gap has been created within the Liberian football in Liberia and that all sport loving persons in Liberia deeply regret the death of Seator as he was regarded as a success to Liberian football.
The late Frank Seator's wake-keeping on Friday night at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) was attended by thousands of sympathizers, friends, family members and former Lone Star players.
Tributes came from Henry Brown who is currently the Technical Director of the Liberia Football Association-LFA, Representative Edwin Snowe, a former President of the LFA and other personalities.
The Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attended the wake-keeping and the funeral Service at the St. Peters Lutheran Church on 14th Street. After the burial in Du-port Road, the Liberian flag was officially given to Frank Seator's widow.
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