The prize money for the Orange Women’s Division has been increased from L$600,000 (US$4,000) to US$10,000, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has announced.
The decision was reached during the FA’s recent Executive Committee meeting, held on August 5 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
It follows an increment in the number of participating teams in the league from 10 to 12.
It will take effect beginning with the upcoming 2022/2023 Orange National League, which is scheduled to officially kick off with the Super Cup on August 24.
The women’s upper division and the men’s second division now have the same prize money (US$10,000), while the prize money for the men’s 1st division, US$20,000, remains the highest, an amount that was increased from L$1.6 million for the previous season.
Meanwhile, at the Executive Committee meeting, other decisions were also reached ahead of the new league season.
The FA reached a decision to reduce the fees for protests and appeals. The L$50,000 that was previously paid for protests in the first division and L$35,000 in the second division have been reduced to L$25,000 across the board.
A non-refundable fee of L$125,000 and L$100,000 that were placed in the rules for appeals from 1st and 2nd division clubs respectively, has been reduced to L$40,000 for appeals in both divisions.
Clubs will now pay L$100,000 for merger and sale or change of nomenclature instead of L$250,000 for merger and L$200,000 for change of nomenclature or sale in keeping with chapter 20, article one of the league’s rules and regulations.