Liberia: LIFRA Lineup 12 Referees for 2022 FIFA Badge


The Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA), the body responsible to govern match officials in the Liberian football leagues has enlisted twelve (12) referees for the 2022 FIFA badges.

FIFA badge is the highest ranks for referees in global football that gives them audacity to officiate in international competitions.

The names of the 12 candidates nominated by LIFRA for the latest FIFA 2022 International Referees’ rank constitute four females and eight men’s football referees.

Six of the officials have been nominated as Referees, with the other 6 proposed for Assistant Referees posts.

Amongst the list of Referees submitted for approval by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) are two female match officials, Sylvina W. Garnett, who is currently Liberia’s lone female FIFA badged referee, with Love Wehyee as the new nominee queued for the rank.

Emmanuel Mensah and Stanley Konah Jnr., are also named alongside old hands Hassan Zinnah Corneh and Moses Forkpah.

For the Assistant Referees, Hannah Moses, Tracy Chyee and Francis Osato Bah are the new names tracked in line with Joel Doe, Ephraim Grant, and Thomas N’deddeh Konneh.

The proposed candidates for the FIFA 2022 badge are those who played in the 2020/21 Orange National League and Petro Trade Cup, and also passed both medical and fitness tests administered by the Liberia Referee Committee.

However, the list is subject to confirmation by FIFA International Referee Committee after which the world football governing body will sit and reconfirm the list before placing the referees on the 2022 International Referee list.

The issuance of the FIFA 2022 badges to successful candidates will subsequently follow after coming through the aforementioned criteria.

FIFA Badge is the highest rank for international match officials
FIFA Badge is the highest rank for international match officials

Full lists of nominees:

1. Hassan Corneh (M)
2. Sylvina Garnett (F)
3. Moses Forkpah (M)
4. Stanley Konah, Jr. (M)
5. Emmanuel Mensah (M)
6. Love Weyhee (F)

Referee Assistants:
1. Joel Wanka Doe (M)
2. Ephraim Grant (M)
3. Tracy Chyee (F)
4. Hannah Moses (F)
5. Thomas Konneh (M)
6. Francis Bah (M)

The list of 12 nominees once enlisted on the FIFA International list will serve world football on a one-year contract.


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