LFA Appoints Jodie Seton as Third Vice President

Jodie Seton becomes the second woman to hold such a position at the football house after 25 years

LFA Appoints Jodie Seton as Third Vice President


The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has appointed Jodie Reid-Seton as 3rd Vice President of the national football governing body.

The appointment, which is in accordance with Article 45.1 of the amended LFA statues, was made during an Executive Committee meeting chaired by LFA President Mustapha Raji on Friday, August 5, at the FA headquarters in Monrovia.

Article 45.1 was amended at the 26th Ordinary Elective Congress of the LFA on April 18, 2022.

Stakeholders at the congress voted to amend the statutes after Breweries proposed that the Executive Committee “consist of 15 members which includes: The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, mandatory female member and ten other members.

“The position of the President and twelve (12) executive committee members shall be elected at Congress. The President shall propose to the Executive Committee the additional two members with equal rights. The President shall propose to the Executive Committee the Vice Presidents from the composition of Executive committee members. The Vice Presidents may be maintained or replaced after two (2) years. The third Vice President slot shall be reserved exclusively for a female.”

Mrs. Seton, who was retained on a white ballot as the women’s football representative on the LFA Executive Committee, also serves as a member of CAF women's football organizing committee, a position she was appointed to by CAF in April of this year.

“We remain humbled to serve our football family and humanity.This ascendancy comes with a task; we must all join and promote football, especially Women’s Football in Liberia,” she said.   

"Women’s football is football and deserves equal opportunity. Let’s empower our girls through sports and break the gender gap on and off the pitch. Thanks to the Executive Committee and stakeholders for the support,” Madam Seton posted on her official social media handle.

She becomes the second woman to hold such a position at the football house. The last time a woman occupied the vice president position was 25 years ago when former President Izetta Sombo Wesley was elected as Vice President for Administration in 1997.

Madam Wesley served as Vice President for Administration during Edwin Melvin Snowe’s regime as FA President from 1997-2003.

She later became Acting-President of the football governing body from 2004-2006, the first-ever woman in Africa to hold such a position following the appointment of Snowe as Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum and Refinery Company (LPRC).

She was eventually elected President in 2006 to run the affairs of the association for four years and was succeeded by Musa Hassan Bility.

Since then, LFA has only had women in the Executive Committee position. During the recent April 18 elections, former Executive Committee member Rochelle Woodson, who had earlier opted to run for the presidential position, ran for the Vice President for Administrative (VPA) position, but was defeated by incumbent VPA, now referred to as First Vice President, Sekou W. Konneh.  

LFA Appoints Two Co-Opted ECs

Meanwhile, in accordance with the amended Article 45.1 of the LFA statutes, LFA, during its Executive Committee meeting, appointed two Co-opted EC members. They include

Dr. John Mulbah, who is also president of the Liberia National Old-timers Association (LONA) and Liberia’s Labor Court Judge, Joseph Kollie.