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Eugene Nagbe appointed Mighty Barrolle President

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 Mighty Barrolle Acting President, Eugene Nagbe
Mighty Barrolle Acting President, Eugene Nagbe

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Board of Directors of the Mighty Barrolle Sports Association (BSA) has appointed Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, as Acting President of the Association.

Minister Nagbe was named Barrolle President at the weekend by the Board of Directors, chaired by Cllr. Theophilus Gould.

He served the Second Oldest existing Sports Association in Liberia as Secretary General for four years and will run the affairs of BSA for the next four years as Acting President.

Minister Nagbe was mandated to ensure that election takes place for the position of President and other positions in the Club after his four year period of service.

He is taking over the affairs of Mighty Barrolle from Gender Minister, Julia Duncan-Cassell, at a time when the Association’s football team is striving for promotion from the second to the first division.

Reacting to his appointment, Minister Nagbe said he was happy to be handed the Rollers Presidency and hoped to work along with the Board and other supporters of the of the club to reawaken the spirit of the team.

He said running Mighty Barrolle, a club with great history in Liberia, is a huge challenge, but believes the Association will regain its pre-war status shortly.

“Like I approach every appointment and challenge, we will get a plan of action in place that will get the team back to the first division,” said Minister Nagbe.

The Association’s President, in an interview with the World of Sports Program on ELBC Monday, said: “With a good plan, the club has lots of potentials, despite the challenges.”

“Our first task is to look at the situation with the football and basketball teams and see how we can better organize the teams,” added the Acting BSA President.

There are reports that Mighty Barrolle football players are not on salary and are faced with logistical situations that hinder their training activities on many occasions.

This has posed difficulties to the football team to gain promotion back to the 1st division league.

Minister Nagbe said: “This will urgently be tackled to help the Rollers return to the LFA 1st division next season.”

He said while the new team (Leadership) goes about putting in place a long term plan for the Mighty Barrolle Sports Association, there are some immediate things that ought to happen.

The BSA Acting President further noted that such immediate things include the players’ welfare, paying them their salaries on time and available to them the needed materials.

The Mighty Barrolle Sports Association’s former Secretary General also stressed the need to reactive all Chapters of the organization and to take the team back to its traditional base in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, where it is believed the Rollers have their biggest fan base.

He said once Barrolle gets back in the LFA’s 1st Division League next season, the club will begin fighting for a place to partake in continental and other international competitions.

Minister Nagbe is a passionate sportsman who has worked along with several sporting institutions, including writing and reporting sports as a journalist in the 80s.

As Minister of Youth and Sports, he was recently in charge of all of Liberia’s sporting activities.

The Speaker of the Liberian Parliament, Alex Tyler, Justice Minister-designate, Fredrick Cherue, and the Basketball Team’s Head Coach, Assad Fady, were also appointed to the Board as members.

Madam Julia Duncan-Cassell, who has been in charge of the Association since 2011, was elevated to the Board of Directors as a member.


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