Amidst lashes at the Liberia Football Association or LFA Technical Committee over elimination of 46-year old Nigerian Coach Samson Siasia, the Committee will May 28, 2010, begin interviewing the final three shortlisted applicants for the Lone Star head coach job. The Committee’s final shortlist includes Jose Luciano Reis Da Silva of Brazil, Roberto Landi of Italy and Hungarian Bertalan Besckie. They are expected to fly to Monrovia for their respective interviews with the LFA Technical Committee.
LFA Press attache Henry Flomo, the applicants are expected to begin arriving in Liberia Wednesday. Mr. Flomo told New Dawn Sports that the interviewing process is expected to run from May 28 through June 8 this year.
He explained that the Bishop John Allen Klayee Committee has allocated at least ten days for the process, so as to afford interviewees the opportunity of settling flight problems in case of any.
In a related development, the President of the newly promoted second division side Aries FC Lemuel Sherman, has vowed to take the Committee to task should the coach to be selected by the committee failed to produce any good for the Liberian people.
Speaking to New Dawn Sports on Monday in Monrovia, Sherman said while he does not disprove the credibility of the Technical Committee of the LFA, it was important that members of this committee note that they were obliged to do a piece of work for the Liberia sporting population.
Recently, the president of Barrack Young Controllers or BYC, Sekou Konneh called on Liberian Soccer stake-holders to give the committee enough chance to get the best for the Nation pride and joy (Lone Star).
Sherman expressed the belief that the committee must be cautioned whenever it turns the wrong way, because the issue of a head Coach for the senior National team of Liberia is paramount to all, including non athletes.
“I have confidence that this committee, especially its head, Bishop John Allen Klayee will select the best in the interest of Liberia, but I will not relent if their best proves to be the worst,” Sherman maintained.
Since the committee dropped Siasia and Alonzo, there have been mixed public reactions about the action.Neither a member of the LFA Technical committee nor an Executive of the local football house has reacted to the public out cries.
With stake-holders being against and in favor of the committee’s work, potential football observers are hoping that whoever they agree to employ as head coach of the senior national team of Liberia must be up to the task of taking Liberia to a stage where they (footballers) will win laurels for their mother land.