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LFA Passed US$1.9M Budget

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Congress members of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), last Saturday passed a budget of 1.9 million at an extraordinary congress held at the Samuel Kayon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex in Paynesville.

Prior to the congress, executive committee members of the local football house drafted a $ 1.8 million. But the last decision making body of the LFA increased the budget by one hundred thousand.

The amount is expected to be use for Liberia’s participation in the qualifiers of the African Nation’s cup schedule to begin this September.

With this budget, the lease employee at the LFA is expected to received a monthly take home salary of at least US$102 .00 as compared to the US$15.00 they previously received.

Also in the budget is a US$50.000.00 to subsidize the work of sports Journalists who give preference to local sports especially football.

It is expected that before the end of the 2010/2011 fiscal year of the LFA, major renovation works would be carried out to give the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) a face lift.

The budget entails an undisclosed allotment for the various national teams especially the senior national team which is yet to be form despite the fact that it faces qualification matches for the 2012 Nations cup.

Friends of the LFA president Musa Bility are expected to enjoin corporate donors in making available this money, despite corporate entities are yet to be attracted in spending on the FA.

Credible information reaching the New Dawn Sports has it that LFA has US$400.000.00 of the US$1.9M, although our source did not say how the Bility administration got this amount, but disclosed that there are plans to use the said amount to award a renovation contract to one of his campaigners in the March 20, 2010 LFA election.

Meanwhile, Hungarian coach Bertalen Besckie is still having discussions with authorities at the Ministry of Youth and Sports or MYS and the Liberia Football Association or LFA on issues surrounding his salary, allowances housing among others.

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