The chairman of the LFA sub-committees and associations, Mr. Wallace G Weiah, has said that eight counties have donated 225 acres to the LFA to build football academies in the country.
Weiah said each of the eight counties, except Bong provided 25 acres, while the rest offered 50 acres.
The counties include Grand Gedeh, Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Gbarpolu, Sinoe, Maryland and River Gee, he told journalists yesterday in Monrovia.
Weiah, who is also chairman of Beach Football, said the academies will improve health and combat diseases and promote gender equality in football.
He said sometime this week a technical committee would be in central and southeastern Liberia to conclude plans with authorities in Bassa, Rivercess and Grand Kru.
He indicated that authorities in Nimba and Lofa are on the brink to make their disclosure, but clarified that Montserrado and Margibi will not benefit because of the Careysburg technical center and FIFA’s goal project in Kakata.
Communication Director Henry Flomo confirmed the donation, but added that the LFA awaits the deeds to legitimate their offer.
He revealed that amongst the eight counties, Grand Gedeh is at the verge to complete its deed and disclosed that the technical center will be named in memory of President Samuel K. Doe in accordance to their wish.
He indicated that the blueprint for the academy has already been made and each football academy, except for Bong County, is estimated at about US$350,000.
Flomo said the LFA intends to solicit funds through fundraising, FIFA, and the Liberian government.
Meanwhile, the ground breaking of LFA’s headquarters, to be named after George M. Weah, along with a bronze statue is set to be done sometime this month.