Sports Administration


James Salinsa Debbah retained

LFA Retains Debbah as Head Coach of the National Team

The Liberia Football Association has terminated the services of five coaches of various national soccer teams and the administrative manager of the senior national team, the Lone Star.

The LFA said in a release that those affected are coaches Oliver Makor (Under-20), Joe Nagbe (Under-17) and George Gebro (Under-14).

Also affected are the deputy head coach (Under-17), Varmah Kpoto and Jonah Sarwieh, deputy head coach (Under-14).

The LFA has also terminated the contractual agreement with the Administrative Manager of the Lone Star, Washington Blay.


Coach A. Francis Tamba

25 for University Sports Directors’ Seminar July 6-8

The Liberia Football Association will host the first seminar for sports directors from the various universities and colleges from July 6-8 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.

CAF Education Officer Adrian Francis Tamba told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday that the three-day seminar will be sponsored by the Liberia Football Association.

“We will be hosting the seminar for 25 sports directors from the various universities and colleges as part of the LFA’s support to develop that sector,” Coach Tamba said.

LFA Suspends Four Referees

The Liberia Football Association has suspended with immediate effect four referees for poor officiating of a league match between Nimba United and Watanga FC.

The LFA in release said its Referees Committee will review the action of the center referee and his team of officials that handled the match on Saturday, June 18.

The game finished 1-0 in favor of Watanga at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium but the LFA said it wants to investigate circumstances and events during the game.

LFA Stands by James Debbah

The Liberia Football Association says James Salinsa Debbah is still the head coach of the national soccer team, the Lone Star.

The LFA in a statement said news report on social media and www.ghanasoccernet.com about replacing Debbah is untrue.

LFA President Musa Bility said the football association stands by James Salinsa Debbah and his technical staff.

Lonestar Cell MTN Unperturbed by Name Change & Lawsuit Threats

Lonestar Cell MTN wants the Liberia Football Association and Cellcom/Orange to realize that no degree of threats and intimidation from any quarter at home or abroad, will influence the change of its corporate name now or anytime in the future.

The company in a release Thursday noted that the recent US$1.5 million frivolous legal threat from both Cellcom/Orange and the LFA is a mere bluff and should not be taken seriously by its subscribers.

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