The Sports Writers Association of Liberia or SWAL has set up an electoral body to take the association to elections. Those appointed to conduct the pending elections are Momolu Sirleaf, chairman; Akosa Ike, co-chair; Zeogar James, secretary and Eddie Harmom, member.
SWAL President Fombah Kanneh told a press conference on Monday at the headquarters of the Press Union of Liberia in Monrovia that date for the poll will be announced this Wednesday.
The outgoing President said he has no interest in seeking re-election adding that it was time that others get the opportunity taste the mantle of leadership at the association.
Reflecting on achievements, he spoke of working with the Legislature for the enactment of the sports academy bill, noting that young talents now have somewhere to develop their skills in the game. Fombah also observed that one of his bad moments as president was the male-handling of reporters by officials, which he hopes the next leadership will fight against.
“As we leave power, I hope that the next leaders will have a good working relationship with the Liberia Football Association and other sporting bodies in Liberia”, the out-going SWAL president said.
Meanwhile, Fombah has dismissed rumors that his Vice President, Martina Brooks, took money from the SWAL’s coffers.
“This report about my Vice President taking the association’s money is very disgusting; it is false and misleading; maybe people want to use this as a means of winning SWAL’s election”, he said and instead added, “she gave a great help to us, providing financial and moral supports.”
According to him, Martina does not owe the association a penny as being speculated among members of the association, assuring in a news conference Monday that money that belongs to SWAL is in its account.