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Local fa entertains bidding for first division slot

Kolubah Zayzay/Benjamin S. Taingay
Liberia Football Association (LFA) President, Musa Bility
Liberia Football Association (LFA) President, Musa Bility

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Report says the Liberia Football Association (LFA)’s Competition Committee has put out, for bidding, the last slot in the fa’s First Division.

The Committee, in a communication to second division clubs last week, informed the clubs that it has opened bidding for the last slot in the first division.

There were eleven teams that competed in the last LFA First Division League after IE withdrew from the league.

The LFA First Division League is usually staged among twelve teams, but currently, there are only eleven clubs standing by for the upcoming national league as IE has not been readmitted to the first division.

In recent media interactions, the fa Competition Committee Chairman, Ansu Dulleh, had repeatedly refuted that there was a slot reserved for IE, following their failure to participate in the league.

Chairman Dulleh made it emphatically clear that the slot will be put out for bidding.

According to the communication, clubs, interested in the bidding process, must meet certain criteria, including paying a non-refundable fee of US$25,000.00 and having a bank balance of US$15,000.00.

“Several clubs, including Invincible Eleven (IE) and the National Port Authority (NPA) Anchors formerly expressed interest in occupying the slot, but fell short of paying the fee.

Also, bidding for two slots in the Second Division is being opened for third division clubs, with report that Bea Mountain, a side that failed to qualify from the LFA Third Division Playoff, is the only side that has paid an undisclosed amount for a slot in the second division.

Meanwhile, there are mix-feelings among Second Division teams and clubs that reached the Third Division Playoff.

The clubs are arguing that the slots should have been awarded teams that ended the season in positions closed to other teams that got promoted, rather than putting up a bid.

This is the first time the Liberia Football Association has put out slots for bidding.

In another development, The Margibi County Technical Board says it has begun accepting applications for the positions of coaches for the county football team due to compete in the upcoming National County Sports Meet.

A statement from the Technical Board said coaches interested in various positions within the county’s football coaching staff have been put up to October 10 to submit application.

Last week, Margibi County Authorities named an eight-member technical board to vet football team coaches of Margibi County after citizens reportedly resented the appointment of Coach Arab Fofana and others.

 

 


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