At least two aspiring candidates for the Vice President for Administration, (VPA) and Assistant Secretary General, are out of this afternoon’s Elections of the leadership of the Liberia Amputee Sports Association Football and Sports Association, LAFASA.
The two candidates are Mr. Cooper Gbatan, for the VPA and Richard Duo, Assistant Secretary General.
The elections are scheduled at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Another contested area is the presidency, where incumbent Cooper M. Gotteh is being challenged by vice president Eric B. Myers.
The two men have worked together to build the association and Myers feels it is time he assumes the leadership. However, President Gotteh believes he has worked for the association and he must continue. He believes in continuity, LFA, CAF and FIFA style.
During Gotteh’s administration, the Lone Star Amputee team made significant progress, and even President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been won over as the association’s major sponsor.
Today, Lone Star is respected throughout Africa, for winning their brand of Cup of Nations, three times.
In the vice president for operations position, incumbent Dennis F. Parker is going unopposed, as well as Samuel Eastman, the guy who insists he is the most dynamic secretary general of the association.
However, with Richard Duo out in the assistant secretary general position, there are two more candidates: incumbent and star player Festus Harrison and Oliver M. Bleglay are gunning for the post.
Remember, Festus Harrison is the Most Valuable Player, voted twice in Ghana and in Kenya when Lone Star pitched its tent that eventually won them victories in the African Nations Cup.
Even Liberia’s proverbial Most Celebrated Player, James Salinsa Debbah was recently moved to express appreciation when Harrison led Lone Star to defeat the visiting Kenyan national team 2-0 in an impressive match that moved Debbah to show his appreciation.
Another position that is also going unopposed is the treasure position where incumbent Anthony S. Doe is simply smiling to the end of the elections today. I don’t blame him!
Liberia Football Association’s technical director, Henry Browne will supervise the elections.
A recent press release said the voting will be done by secret ballot and in the event there is a tie, a second round of voting will be held until a simple majority is obtained.