Two top public officials from the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and Liberia Institute for Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) have been booted out of the leadership of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) when the body held its elections on Monday, April 18, 2022.
The LFA elections, held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, saw LACE Executive Director Quiwu Pepci Yekeh being defeated and removed as a sitting member of the LFA Executive Committee, while Wilmot Smith, Deputy Director General of LISGIS, lost as incumbent at the hands of former Nimba County Senator Adolphus Saye Taayor Dolo in the race for the position of Vice President for Operations.
A total of 42 delegates voted as they represented clubs in the first, second and female divisions as well as affiliate organizations.
Meanwhile, LFA President Mustapha Raji went unchallenged and therefore got retained for the next four years, thus making it his final tenure at the helm of Liberian football.
Professor Sekou Konneh, Vice President for Students Affairs at the University of Liberia (UL), was also retained as Vice President for Administration of the LFA after defeating Madam Rochell Woods, President of female club World Girls FC, at a score of 31-11.
Of the total of 15 persons contesting for the positions of Executive Members, 9 were elected. They include PawalaJanyan, Tickly Monkoney, Ivan Browne, V. Murvee Gray and K. Jlayteh Sayor. Others are Kelvin Bayor, Cyrus Nyenay, Nyema Nyanway and Tony Denuikar.
The event was observed by a representative of the governing body of world football, FIFA as well as former LFA President Cllr. Sombo Izetta Wesley, Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson and members of various Liberian football groupings.