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LFA reverts to high school qualification for president

The Liberia Football Association has held an extraordinary congress to harmonize statues made three years ago about qualification for candidate vying for the LFA presidency.

In 2014, the FA amended the statue that requires a candidate running for the office of president to have first degree or must have completed undergraduate studies.

The congress was held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia with one major agenda item – harmonization of the statue on qualification, age limit and all criteria for the Presidency of the football house.

But the LFA has gone back to high school graduate and age 25 for candidate vying for the presidency.According to the 2014 CHAPTER 25 of the LFA Statues title; ELECTIONS Article 58.1 Original: “The President shall not be younger than 25 years. The President must have been President in one of the Members of the LFA in the last two years before the elections. The President shall have a minimum qualification of a bachelor degree; the other members of the Executive committee shall have a minimum qualification of a high school diploma.”

The latest decision from the extraordinary congress has set the pace for the holding of the Presidential election of the LFA.The extraordinary congress came about thru recommendation from the World Parent body of football FIFA after disputes from the April 14, 2018 elections.

Two sticky issues in the LFA statutes which brought about controversies in the April 14 elections have been proposed by both FIFA and the New TLFA Executives Committee for amendment at the Extraordinary Congress.

The LFA Executive Committee in accordance with provisions of Article 36, paragraph 36.1 of the Statues decided on the holding of the extraordinary congress at its June 29, 2018 seating.

FIFA Governance Committee, following its assessment mission to Liberia, exceptionally authorized the LFA Executive Committee to harmonize the age limits, registration fees for candidates contesting LFA Elections in line with Articles 45.4 and 58.1 of the LFA Statues which deal with criteria set for the submission of candidatures for the LFA Presidency.

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By Sally Gayep–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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