Numennie Williams is Dead

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Mr. Numennie Williams, the former President of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) is dead.

Mr. Williams died on Sunday, March 20, after an extended period of kidney failure. He has just returned from Accra, Ghana where he sought advance medical treatment.

The former SWAL president, dubbed Papie, was very innovative, hardworking and instrumental in the promotion and development of SWAL including capacity building of sports journalists.

He was the first SWAL president to launch the “SWAL Website,” and over eight sports journalists were able to benefit from an elite international football reporting training sponsored by the world football governing body, FIFA.

The training was held in Nigeria and Senegal respectively and the facilitators were veteran English sports journalists.

Mr. Williams also served as Communication Officer of 1st division LISCR FC.

He recently served as Chairman of the SWAL’s election commission, where Roland Mulbah was reelected. He is married with three children.

He was a full member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL).

Funeral arrangements would be announced later.

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