Partake in Afcon, World Cup Qualifiers
President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa
Written by By Leroy M. Sonpon, III
Lonestar warming minutes before Liberia-Namibia match which
Lonestar won 1:0
Reports gathered have it that Liberia Football Association
(LFA) needs about US$450,000 to effusively honor all her
three qualifier matches in June-2012.
According to the fixture, the red-white-&-blue boys are
expected to engage the Taranga Lions of Senegal in Dakar,
the second week in June, and host the Angola national
football team, the following week in the 2014 World Cup
qualifiers. The Lone Star, in the 2nd leg battle of the 2013
African Cup of Nations qualifiers, tackles the Brave
Warriors of Namibia the same week. In the first leg, the
Warriors bowed to the Lone Star in Monrovia, 0-1.
When our reporter contacted the President of the Liberia
Football Association (LFA), Musa Bility, he neither denied
nor confirmed the fundraising campaign, but told our
reporter that the LFA spends “about US$150,000 per game.”
The LFA boss also told our reporter that the sponsor of the
National Football Team, Cellcom GSM Company will help in
supporting the team, but needs the financial and moral
contribution of every Liberian and business in Liberia.
“In order to raise the money to support the Lone Star to
honor her two matches away and host a country, we are going
to engage businesses to help, because we need money…and we
spend about US$150,000 a game.
“And we pray that as we engage these businesses they should
come to our aid,” Mr. Bility said.
Meanwhile, some female Liberian fans are calling on the
Technical Director of the LFA, Henry Brown and the LFA boss
Musa Bility to entrust the Lone Star of Liberia with former
Lone Star players who have made exploits, than former
under-achieved Lone Star players who had substandard