Liberia Athletics Federation Holds 60th Congress Saturday

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Athlete coaches in training

The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) will on Saturday, November 24, 2018, hold its 60th General Assembly (Congress) at the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) headquarters on Randall Street, Monrovia at 10:00 am.

At least 21 delegates are expected to attend the 2018 LAF Congress to participate in the deliberations for the promotion and development of athletics.

Saturday’s general assembly will contain a special message from LAF president Mulbah Zaza, the reading and adoption of the 2017 Congress minutes and 2018 financial and activities reports respectively.

Also during Congress, delegates are expected to review and adopt the proposed 2019 Budget and the 2019 Calendar of Events (activities) and resolution.

According to the year under review (2018), the LAF had two training camps, in Liberia with 20 athletes and in the USA with 10 athletes; while head coach Samuel Cooper represented the country at the Delegation Registration Meeting in Nigeria.

The LAF secured an office space at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex for use as technical office and storage, in addition to her main office at the LNOC headquarters and there was a one-day anti-doping workshop and coaches’ clinic.

The LAF held five local competitions without government support; the National Time Trial, Inter-School Championships, the National Open Time Trial, the National Club Championship and the Kids Athletics Competition.

Furthermore, the LAF was able to participate in five international games also without government support, including the Boxing Tournament in Sierra Leone and the African Cross Country Championship in Algeria.

LAF President Mulbah Zaza (right) and IAAF lecturers

Others were ECOWAS U-20 Championships in Ghana; the African Youth Games in Algeria; the Senior African Championship in Nigeria and the World Youth Olympic Games.

On November 25, 2017, Mr. Zaza, the incumbent president of the LAF was reelected for the third term, 2018 -2022, along with three others.

They included Madam Gbour Wilson, vice president for administration; Mr. Frederick Krah, vice president for technical affairs and Mr. Kokurlo Roberts, treasurer; while Mr. Isaac Montgomery was elected for the first time as the financial secretary.

The election was held during the 59th General Assembly, also called the 2017 Election Congress, which is in consonance with the By-laws and Constitution of the LAF, and that of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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