Members of the Sports Writer Association of Liberia (SWAL) are gearing up for elections slated for Dec 4th in Monrovia. Although the Association has not been forceful enough and effective relative to its own advancement, many of its members are interested in ascending to leadership.
There are claims that the Liberia Football Association is fielding some candidates in the race with the expectation of having influence over the next leadership, though these claims are yet to be independently confirmed.
Contestants in the election include Fombah Kanneh of Power TV Sports; Lewis Konoe of Truth FM & Real TV; and Michael Weah of the Catholic-owned Radio Veritas, all vying for the presidency.
Leroy Sonpon of the Daily Observer Newspaper and Moses Garsawo of the State-owned ELBC Radio are two contestants eying the vice presidency, while the Secretary-General slot is being contested by Roland Mulbah of the Kick-off Sports Newspaper and Danesius Marte of Front Page Africa Sports.
Members of the Association contesting for the Assistant Secretary office are Anthony Stevens of Radio Vertas and the only female Sports Writer currently in Liberia, Martina Brooks of UNMIL Radio.
40 Liberian Coaches Receive CAF Certificates
The Liberia Football Association is expected to kickoff its national league here with 40 ‘C’ Certificate coaches in compliance with the Confederation of African Football (CAF’s) recommendation
A release from the local football house says the LFA has met CAF’s standards, with 40 of its coaches successfully completing a CAF-sponsored training here in October.
The course, conducted by veteran Ghanaian tactician Prof. Fred Osam Duodu, brought together 40 participants from the various local leagues under the LFA. The training lasted for five days, covering both theoretical and practical exercises. In its quest to enhance football development in the country, the LFA is striving to harmonize standards for coaches.
The football house under the leadership of Musa Bility promised to explore all avenues to improve the capacity of athletes and other football officials, including referees, coaches, medics and administrators, among others.
The training was in fulfillment of CAF’s requirements that a minimum of “C” license be acquired by local coaches to meet its standards for coaching duties in CAF leagues. Meeting a cardinal CAF requirement just a week to the commencement of the 2011/2012 national Cellcom league is a boast for the Bility Administration.
Beneficiaries of the training include: Gborboe T. Glinwon, Abraham S. Williams, George G. Doe Sr., M. Kennedy Musue, Jenkins S. Doe, Matth.