LFA Nails Official For Discriminating Female Player

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has suspended its Deputy Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Atty. Benedict Yarsiah, for time indefinite.

The LFA’s action was prompted by Yarsiah’s discriminatory action against a female Guinean player, Bountou Sylla, who plays for Determined Girls FC, the women double champions.

The LFA stated in a press release that  after an investigation into the incident, which occured on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the SKD Sports Complex practice pitch, Atty. Yarsiah is suspended for his unprofessional act.

According to the LFA, Sylla was denied her right by Yarsiah to bear her country’s flag during the presentation of the medals.

It further said Bountou was inching the stage with her green, yellow and red Guinean flag to cap a memorable night before she was denied celebrating with it as she emerged as the league’s leading goal scorer with 51 goals.

LFA stated, “The administrative decision follows a day after the LFA swiftly condemned the act and apologized to the player, the club, Federation of Guinea Football (FEGUIFOOT) and football lovers.”

As a result, the LFA finds such action unethical on the part of Yarsiah, a former FIFA badge and chief referee of Liberia. Suspended Atty. Yarsiah has been mandated by the LFA to refrain from all activities relating to football.

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