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Liberia/Sierra Leone. August 10th  2010.  Gohn Unit
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Liberia/Sierra Leone. August 10th 2010. Gohn United FC Players relaxing during halt time of their game against Bo-Young Stars Fc at the border town of Bo. Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia. Bo-Young Stars 5 Gohn United 4. Cross Border Soccer is a vital instrument through which peace and security is being maintained within the borders of Liberia and Sierra Leone. In the early 1980's the two countries had strained relationship during a qualifier match in Freetown in which several Liberian players and officials were brutally attacked at the then Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown. The Government of Liberia ordered the closure of the Mano River Union Border post. In mid 1980's some descendent forces invaded Liberia in attempt to over throw the government of the late president, Samuel Kanyon Doe. And in the 1990's, there has been Cross Border attacks by rebels of the Revolutionary Front (RUF) of Sierra Leone, and United Liberation Movement for Reconciliation and Democracy o
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