Grand Bassa Superintendent Announces New Sports Association Leadership

BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – Grand Bassa’s County Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh has announced a new leadership for the body responsible for managing all sporting affairs in the county.

Baikpeh appointed an array of individuals from across Grand Bassa to the Bassa Sports Association with hopes that their leadership would help the county win football and kickball trophies in the upcoming National County Sports Meet.

Othello Railey will chair the group, while Edward Wolloh will serve as vice chairman for administration, Momo P. Harris will be vice chairman for operations, and Jallah Sekpeh will be its secretary-general. Baikpeh also appointed Alzetta Spiller as financial secretary and Aquala M. Paye as treasurer.

Baikpeh also appointed former gender minister Julia Duncan Cassell to chair the group’s committee on mobilization and Onesimus Garway, the bureau chief of the Liberia News Agency to chair the media committee.

The superintendent thanked the past leadership for their level of cooperation during the past county meet that saw Grand Bassa emerging victorious in the kickball category.

“I call on citizens and residents to give their total support to the Bassa Sports Association as we did in the health campaign,” he said, referring to the fundraising campaign that raised millions of Liberian dollars for the Liberian Government Hospital.

“Bassa needs to win all of the trophies this year. We won the kickball, football, and basketball trophies before and we can do the same, but that will only happen when we give our support to the teams.”

The new leadership is expected to begin meeting soon, ahead of the National County Sports Meet in December this year.

Grand Bassa is one of the hosts of this years’ tournament, with the Dorris Williams Sports Stadium expected to see the county lock horns with Sinoe, River Cess, and Margibi. Victories counties will then advance to the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in January.

Grand Bassa won the football trophy back to back in 2015/2016 and 2016/2017, in addition to back-to-back championships in the kickball category in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

Featured photo by Sampson David

Sampson David

Sampson G. David is a journalist with over eight years of experience. He is a deputy manager at the Diahn-Blae Community Radio Station, a correspondent of the Liberia Broadcasting System, and a sophomore student at Starz College of Science and Technology, studying Management Information Systems.

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