Liberian football has been given another boost at the continental stage with senior football administrator G. Andy Quamie being elected to serve on the Confederation of African Football Judiciary Board.
Quamie was elected at the just-ended 40th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Casablanca, Morocco. He will serve on the appeal board for four years, from February 2018 to February 2022.
In 2012, he was appointed as match commissioner for CAF. Since his appointment, he has gone on to commission several FIFA and CAF matches. He was recently appointed as deputy minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports by President George Manneh Weah.
Quamie’s placement on the Judiciary Board means there are now four Liberians holding positions within African football’s governing body under the administration of new CAF president Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar.
The president of the Liberian Football Association, Musa Bility, was elected as a member of CAF’s Executive Committee. He also serves on CAF’s Emergency Committee and as president of the organizing committee for the African Nations Championship, the tournament restricted to players playing in the various domestic leagues on the continent.
Following Bility’s ascendency to the federation’s Executive Committee, the secretary general, Emmanuel Deah, and LFA Executive Committee member Ciata Bishop were appointed to top positions by CAF after the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Ghana in November 2017.
Deah was named as one of the organizing committee members for various youth versions of the African Cup of Nations. Deah will be part of the committees responsible for organizing the U-17, U-20 and U-23 Africa Cup of Nations while Bishop was appointed as a member of the organizing committee for women’s football.
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