The Liberia Football Association or LFA is expected to hold its annual congress in the northern Liberian town of Ganta, Nimba County this Saturday. The one-day affairs will discuss key issues such as football development, commercialization tactics, and annual budget amongst others.
The congress comes amidst allegations of plans by some aggrieved club presidents to pass a vote-of-no- confidence in the Musa Bility leadership. But FA spokesman, Henry Flomo dismissed the planned coup, saying they are looking forward to a fruitful congress that will unite football leaders here.
The FA has in recent time come under sharp criticism from the public regarding bribery allegations which has prompted the requests for the resignations of heads at the FA.
The corruption allegation came following the FA President Bility’s infamous pronouncement pledging Liberia’s support to fellow the head of the Asian Football Association or AFA’s President Mohammed Bin Hammam who was sacked from the Federation of International Football Association executive committee days ago(FIFA).
Jubilee FC Begins Pre-season
Liberia Premiership league outfit, Jubilee Football Club is expected to begin pre-season Monday in preparation ahead of the start of the local season. According to the club owner, Bishop John Allen Klayee who extended some financial assistance to players of the club for their hard work during last season, the club is preparing ahead of other clubs.
The Old-Road base club finished 9th on the local league chart from 19 matches during the just ended one phase season. Jubilee FC gained promotion into premiership after splendid performances in the first division in 2008.
Since the promotion, the club has played two seasons in premiership during which time it won the most “discipline team” award in its first campaign in 2009/10. Meanwhile, there are reports of some offers being put at the door steps of some potential legs of the club which may force it to market some key players.
Carlstad Resumes Season
Swedish 2nd division side, Carlstad United BK of Taurus Manneh is expected to face league leaders, IK Gauthiod at Klas bog this weekend. Carlstad is 6th on the table with 17 points from 11 matches this season having managed 5 wins, 2 draws and beaten 5 times.
Two other Liberians, Victor Carr and Arnold Kennedy are expected to feature for Harnosand IFK against Skelleftea FC this Saturday in the Swedish division league. Harnosand IFK is 9th on the table with 11 points from 12 matches.
Their performance during the first phase was unpleasant but they need to avoid defeat to secure their slot for next season. Amadaiya Rennie, also in Sewden, is expected to join rank with new colleagues at Degerfors FC Saturday for an away match at Osters. The club is 3rd with 29 points from 17 games.
In the Allsvenskan league, Dioh William of BK Hacken will be at home to welcome Syrianska FC this Sunday. Hacken is 6th on the table with 28 points from 17 league fixtures.
Jebro, Weaka, Yao At the Ends
Three Liberian Internationals plying their trade in the Egyptian 2nd Division are expected to feature in their respective employers final matches this weekend. Those involved are William Jebro of Tersana FC as they settle things with Zone-2 leader, El Dakleh in an away fixture on Saturday.
Tersana FC currently holds 4th spot on the table with 53 points, but they may finish 2nd depending on tomorrow’s result. Another Liberian, Yao Abblode of Kafa El Zayat FC will honor his team’s 27th week fixture this Sunday against Abu Qair Semad FC.
Kafa El Zayat is 8th on the table with 35 points from 27 matches and 3 games left to their 30 league fixture. Weaka Wisseh of El Mareehk of Egyptian 3rd Division is expected to face El Sharqia FC. They are 9th on the ladder with 36 points from 19 outings.