From Referee to Administrator-Liberia FIFA Referee Isaac Montgomery named FA Secretary General

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Liberia FIFA badge referee Isaac Montgomery has been appointed as the Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association.

He replaces Emmanuel Deah who assumed the role in 2016 following the death of Alphonso Armah in Musa Bility’s regime.

The Liberian FA has made no official pronouncement on the naming of new Secretary General of the football Association. But a Social media post from current secretary General Emmanuel Deah confirms his exit from the FA. “It was a great pleasure serving my Country as GS of LFA. Again, let me say thank you to Mr. Musa Hassan Bility who afforded me the opportunity to serve as General Secretary of the Liberia Football Association.”

A social media post from Emmanuel O. Deah on Thursday, December 6, 2018

It is not clear who has been named to the post but inside sources have confirmed that the FIFA badge referee has been appointed by LFA president Mustapha Raji.

Referee Montgomery holds a Master (MBA), Bachelor (BBA) and Associate (AA) Degrees in Accountancy, and a BSc in Economic from the University of Liberia and Stella Maris Polytechnic respectively.

Montgomery joined the Liberia Football Referees Association (LIFRA) in 2009 and later became a national referee. In 2013, he became a FIFA badge center referee. In 2013 and 2014 respectively, Montgomery emerged as the dux of the CAF/FIFA elite referee, including the Cooper’s test (running test). He was awarded the best referee title in the Liberia Football Association National League in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, 2014- 2015 seasons respectively.

Several football stakeholders have also taken to social media commending the former SG for his “wonderful job” during his time at the FA and also congratulating referee Montgomery on his appointment as the new Chief Scribe of the football house.