Monrovia-As the Liberia Football Association goes to elections this year, former IE defender George Solo has been endorsed to replace CAF Executive Committee Member Musa Hassan Bility as president of the LFA
Speaking during a well-attended program, McAnthony Sherman said the future of Liberian Football rest on the shoulders of the stakeholders ahead of the election.
The former Secretary General of FC Fassell and Influential member of the board of Fassell said, George Solo is the best character suited to replace Musa Bility based on his huge multilateral connections worldwide.
“Our game has been below the sporting belt for decades and now is the time for our game to move ahead and compete with other African and European countries. We don’t want someone who will take our FA job as alternative, we want a “full-time FA president, electing someone who is already occupied will do our game serious harm; Stakeholders shouldn’t impair our beautiful game by electing “already occupied candidates”. Sherman said.
“Why do you intend to elect someone who is already heavily employed somewhere else, now is the time for us to change this Liberian mindset and move ahead in all aspects, “he asserted.
The former IE defender is among several football stakeholders who are hopeful of taking Liberian football to the next level under a presidency of former World Football of the Year George Weah
MCanthony wants the next president of the Liberian FA to be one that will give his all to football and not a person with many jobs because the game is at the verge of competing with other countries.
“For instance, the President for the Nigerian Football Association, Mr. Amaju Pinnick has NO other work in Nigeria beside being the football house president, what’s about Leon Ababe the president of Gabon football Association, his strategies and attention straightly for the development of the Gabonese league, Likewise Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana Football house, these guys only think of the betterment of their leagues, they understand and love the football game so they have nothing to do with other jobs but to focus on their football related issues no wonder why they are far above us in football development. Nigeria football is headed by former footballer Amaju Pannick, likewise Ghana Kwesi. We are already resolved to support the presidential bid of the former European base George Solo to better our game”. Sherman added.
According to the young football administrator he will do everything to ensure Solo becomes the next president of the LFA.
The election is so crucial and tense due to the heavy link of chief patron of sports George Weah interest and great desire for the game.
With the several names so far disclosing interest for the LFA Presidency it appears like the new election and appeal committees of the LFA have more to do.
Though the Direct interest of President Weah is not known but there few candidates to include:George Solo, Mustapha Raji, Musa Shannon and others who he has great link with as well as worked and played with over the years.
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