Nine Referees Approved by FIFA Referee Committee for 2019

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(From right) Johnson Gbartea, George S. Rogers, Jr, Hassan Corneh and Sekou S. Kanneh,Jr, four of the nine Liberian referees approved by FIFA Referee Committee (Photo: Anthony Kokoi)

Nine Liberian referees have been approved by Referees Committee of football world governing body (FIFA) to officiate in international football competitions in 2019.

The nine referees were selected from 12 names submitted by the Liberia Football Referee Committee. According to a release from the Liberia Football Association, a communication from FIFA thanked the local football house for nominating international referees for 2019.

A release from the LFA listed the names of referees and assistant football referees have been approved by the FIFA Referee Committee. Center Referees accepted by FIFA include, Jerry S. Yekah, George S. Rogers, Jr., newly appointed Security General Isaac T. Z. Montgomery and Hassan Corneh, while Johnson Gbartea, Abraham Boye Fahnbulleh, Sekou S. Kanneh, Jr. and Joel Wanka Doe were the Assistant Referees accepted.

FIFA has also accepted Sylvina Welma Garnett as Female International referee from Liberia for 2019. Sylvina is the first female referee to be accepted from Liberia in the last eight years.

The FIFA Referees Committee congratulated the referees on their selection and hopes they live up to the confidence reposed in them.

In less than a week, the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) has more to celebrate following the appointment of Isaac Montgomery as Secretary General of the FA and the approval of nine of their colleagues.

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