LFA Postpones Congress

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The 22nd Congress of the Liberian Football Association has been postponed by the football house after consultation with its stakeholders.

The Congress, which was scheduled for Saturday, November 18, has been moved to November 25.

“With immediate effect, we’ve postponed the 22nd Ordinary Congress to the 25th of November,” the LFA release read. “The decision was made by the leadership in consultation with the stakeholders. We regret the situation, but it is in the interest of every party and for the good of the game in Liberia.”

While the date of the 22nd has been changed, the venue remains the same. The Congress which will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 25 will be held at the PA Rib House in Sinkor, Monrovia.

At the Congress, the long-awaited by-election will be held for the vice president for operations position. The position has been vacant for a year since the arrest of Cassell Kuoh, who came to power after the 2014 elections. The FC Fassell founder was arrested in November 2016 in the U.S. for an alleged investment fraud scheme.  He was found guilty in August 2017 and sentenced to seven years in prison, leaving his position at the LFA vacant.

The LFA has also reached a decision to remove sub-associations as members of the upcoming congress. The decision to remove the sub-associations as members of the  Congress was made following a proposal by first division club, LISCR Football Club. In the proposal, LISCR asked that all sub-association chairpersons have no voting rights at the Congress, unlike executive committee members of the LFA. The decision was made by the executive committee at its November 9, 2017, sitting that was held at LFA’s office in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, LFA has released the list of qualified voters at the upcoming congress. Thirty-nine clubs and affiliate members have been cleared by the football house for the by-election.

Those cleared by the LFA are the 12 clubs from the first division, nine-second division clubs, eight female clubs, and seven affiliate organizations. Three remaining clubs will be those that will gain second division status after the ongoing national third division playoffs.

Full list of clubs and organization cleared by the LFA:

First Division Clubs:

  1. Monrovia Club Breweries FC
  2. Barrack Young Controller I
  3. Nimba United FC
  4. FC Fassell
  6. Keitrace FC
  7. Jubilee FC
  8. LPRC Oilers
  9. NPA Anchor
  10. Small Town FC
  11. Nimba FC
  12. Watanga FC

Second Division Clubs:

  1. Barrack Young Controller II
  2. Gardnersville FC
  3. Mighty Barrolle
  4. Invincible Eleven
  5. ELWA United
  6. Nimba Kwado FC
  7. Bea Mountain FC
  8. Jai FC
  9. Tony FC

Women Football Clubs

  1. Blanco FC
  2. Professional Sisters
  3. Earth Angels
  4. Determine Girls
  5. Naskid FC
  6. World Girls
  7. Island Queens
  8. Senior Professionals

Afiliate Organization

  1. Liberia Old Timer National Association- LONA
  2. Bankers Sports Association of Liberia
  3. VARSITY (University Sports Association)
  4. Academical (Inter School Sports Association)
  5. Beach Soccer
  6. Liberia Football Referee Association-LIFFRA
  7. Liberia Football Coaches Association LIFCOA

Featured photo courtesy of T. Kla Wesley Jr.

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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