PUL Urged to Mediate in LFA, SWAL Crisis


An auxiliary group of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) is appealing to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to intervene in what it termed an “undermining crisis” between the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and SWAL.

The Writers’ Club, in a press release dated April 8, 2014 said PUL must intervene to resolve the crisis.

It said the crisis was ignited on Sunday, March 22, 2014 owing to an “abrupt media blackout” on all activities of the LFA. The action was due to the LFA’s alleged refusal to allow all sports journalists to enter the hall cover the last Congress in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The blackout has not been effective due to, what other sports writers considered an arbitrarily decision by SWAL.

The LFA, on the other hand, condemned the blackout on grounds that it was not officially informed and threatened to reciprocate, to deny those who imposed the blackout access to their games, according to its newspaper Liberia Football Today.

The Writers Club said resolving the current crisis will ensure that football, which has played a major role in the promotion of peace, will once again be taken to the Liberian people through the media.

The release, signed by its Secretary General and President, Augustus Doe and Macpherson Marbiah, respectively also called on both aggrieved parties to reason and resolve the crisis.


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