Bility Plans For Cassell Again
Front row (L-R): Musa Bility, Musa Shannon
and Adolph Lawrence
Credible information reaching this paper revealed that a
close-door meeting amongst officials of the Liberia Football
Association (LFA) was allegedly held at the headquarters of
the local football house with a focus on designing plans and
falsehood intended to incriminate the arguably suspended FC
Fassell boss Mr. Cassell A Kouh.
According to a high placed source at the local football
house, some of the attendants at the meeting disagreed with
the idea to incriminate innocent people at the expense of
pushing the selfish interest of some individuals.
Recently, the Executive Committee of the Liberia Football
Association (LFA) bogusly suspended FC Fassell from further
participation in the ongoing LFA 2011/2012 National League
In a communication addressed to the club, the FA accused the
team’s players of involving in brutal action on match
official which was proceeded with a fined of US$1500 and was
later reduced toUS$1000.
The FA said that owing to the blunt refusal of FC Fassell
boss to pay the balance payment for “assault on match
officials by players, the Executive Committee of the LFA,
have resolved to suspend the club for a year, as a way of
enforcing the decision of the Committee that relates to the
Rules and Regulations of the 2010/2011 League Season.
“In view of the above your club is hereby suspended from the
2011/2012 League Season (and) this suspension warrants your
club’s demotion to the Third Division.”
The letter said the LFA EC made the decision on Saturday,
March 31, 2012, in its regular Monthly meeting.
The letter further stated that the bravura 1st division side
was found guilty and the President of FC Fassell apologized
and promised to make payment as spelled out by the
The FC Fassell boss in a press conference reacted to the
claims and said that he committed himself on February 19,
2011 of paying the fine in the tone of US$1,000.
Mr. Kouh divulged that he paid the full amount to the LFA
and further displayed and made available copies of the
Some pundits have termed the FA action as witch hunt and
however intended to undermine the progress of the club that
has brought fame to Liberian football, while other said that
the fine imposed on the club was not the decision of the
Grievance and Disciplinary Committee, rather the secretariat
which is not authorized by the regulations to impose fines.
They argued that nowhere in the world when a club is being
demoted, the local FA declares the club’s players as free
A follower of the game, Mr. Clarence K. Smith said that the
action of the local football house does not represent a true
vision to improve the Liberian game. “How can one who says
that he wants to commercialize the game starts by
introducing hit and run means purposely intended to bring
other clubs and people who have contributed their time and
resources to improve the game,” Mr. Smith wondered.
When contacted, LFA official spokesman Mr. Henry Flomo
denied the allegation and stated that all punishments given
Mr. Kouh and his club FC Fassell are statutory and in line
with the rules and regulation of the LFA.
He further noted that the LFA is a professional entity which
does not go beyond personal line.