Sports Administration

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 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.

Minister Gray, 3rd from right, and other members of Boakai Athletic League, after the induction ceremony

Boakai Athletic League to Encourage Better Examples for Youth

The chairman of Boakai Athletic League (BALE), Murvee Gray, wants Liberian youths to emulate the moral values of Vice-President Joseph N. Boakai. Mr. Gray is also the Assistant Minister for Sports at the Ministry of Youth & Sports.

“From a humble beginning he showed commitment to his dream and made sure that he bought the opportune time to sacrifice himself to education.

LFA to Petition Lawmakers to Reclaim ‘Lone Star’

Describing its decision as belated, Mr. Musa Bility, president of the Liberia Football Association, nevertheless yesterday announced plans to engage the national legislature to reclaim the national identity, Lone Star that is specifically used by mobile company Lonestar Cell MTN.

In a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, Bility said the LFA will petition legislators to create a bill that would make it difficult for any business to use the name LONE STAR, which he said represents Liberia as a nation and therefore should not be owned by any private company.


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