For progress in basketball in the 2014 season, and thereafter the Liberia Basketball Association must ensure consistency in its disciplinary measures against offenders.
That was said by the president of female champions, K-Delta Basketball team, Bonar Kekula.
In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia, Kekula said previous situations in which players and officials who were being disciplined received unnecessary pardons, which demonstrated bad precedents.
“You cannot pardon a player or an official who deliberately violates disciplinary rules and does not show any remorse for the action,” President Kekula said.
He said to maintain respect for the sport; LBA will have to make its rules and regulations effective without favor.
“It will make it possible for other players and officials to respect the game they play and it will be better for the LBA,” President Kekula noted.
On his team’s development, he revealed that K-Delta will continue with its educational support, along with insurance benefit to its players.
“I want to use this public medium to express appreciation to our lone sponsor, the Atlantic Life General Insurance Company for its invaluable contribution towards our success,” he said.
He also commended Mr. Jonathan Mayson, a family member of Pythons and a long time support of basketball, for his contribution to the team.
“Mr. Mayson has been a wonderful provider to our team and we want to thank him sincerely from the bottom of our heart,” Kekula said.
He, meanwhile, appealed to the Liberia Basketball Association to engage the business community, and follow the example of the Liberia Football Association and secure sponsorship for the LBA.
“The sponsorship can be in kind, like jerseys and boots,” Kekula suggested.
He said 2014 is a building process for K-Delta, and appealed to all players, including the technical staff to remain focus, in developing a basketball family.