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Sam Gibson heads IEs new leadership

By Kolubah Zayzay
Invinsible Eleven Sports Association (IE)
Invinsible Eleven Sports Association (IE)

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Oct. 21, 2014)-The Invincible Eleven (IE) Majestic Sports Association has appointed several individual members to leadership positions within the Association.

Those appointed are individuals who registered to contest in the Associations June, 2014 elections.

The decision is a result of the IE Board of Directors approval of recent recommendations from the Associations Elections Committee calling for the appointment of the qualified registered contestants.

Following series of consultations, the Board, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, approved the appointment of Sam Gibson as President of the IE Majestic Sports Association.

It can be recalled that during the registration of candidates, the IE Elections Committee only received one applicant for each of the various positions being contested, besides the Secretary and treasurer posts.

The holding of the elections was influenced by the expiration of Dr. Richard Tolberts interim administration.

The Board also approved the appointment of former IE goal getter, Anthony Papie Sumo, as Vice President for Administration, Alfred Siryon (reappointed) as Vice President for Operations.

Others appointed on the new IE leadership are, former coach and former deputy sports minister, Marbu Richards, -vice president for International Affairs, Alkins Kollie - vice president for Fans, and Vincent Yelegar - Secretary General.

Prince Richard was named Assistant Secretary General and Kollie Tamba Treasurer. The new leadership, according to reports, will administer the affairs of IE for one year, instead of the regular two year-term, as provided by its constitution.

The new leadership is to help revive the yellow family and create short term programs for the Association.

The leadership is also expected to strategize plans to have the basketball squad of IE reawaken and return to the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) National League.

IEs Basketball Team has been out of the LBA League since eight years now as a result of punishment by FIBA and LBA for alleged misconduct in the 2007 FIBA Zone 3 competition in Ivory Coast.

Meanwhile, some fans and technical members of the IE football team have expressed their opposition to the appointment of Mr. Gibson as President of the IE Majestic Sports Association.

One of such persons is the current IE Head Coach, Papa Kamara, who is arguing that the appointment of Mr. Gibson will dump the club into difficulties. According to Mr. Kamara, Mr. Gibson has not been doing well for the football team since he took over as Acting President a year ago.

The IE Majestic Sports Association is the oldest football club in Liberia

 


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