The Liberia Football Association has waived registration fees of all third division clubs here in yet another effort to minimize the economic burden faced by Liberian clubs.
The 2014 countrywide third division league kicks-off later this month. The third division is the third ranking promotional league runs by the LFA annually through Sub Committees and Sub Associations across the country.
The football body noted that like the First, Second and Women divisions, Third division clubs face difficulty in finding money to pay 10,000 Liberian dollars for registration.
This decision means the LFA will now single-handedly underwrite all financial bills leading to the running of the league, including match officials’ indemnities. Usually, the Sub Associations in the counties used the registration fees to run the league in their various locales.
After a major meeting to review activities of the third league, the President of the Liberia Football Association Musa Bility, said the decision is part of his administration’s drive to take football to all, especially young people, free of hindrances.
Bility said the LFA is studying the possibility of extending the gesture to the fourth division or community league in the coming months. Meanwhile, third division clubs that have already paid fees are requested to get their money back through the Finance Department of the LFA.