Preparations have begun for a youth tournament to honor the memory of the Liberia Football Association’s late Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah, and to identify U-15 players. Mr. Armah, who was appointed as LFA Secretary-General on March 16, 2013, died on November 11, 2015. Before his preferment as Secretary-General, Armah spent five years at the LFA secretariat rising through the ranks – from an Office Assistant to Assistant Secretary-General and eventually, Interim Secretary-General.
According to the organizing committee – headed by LFA treasurer Jallah Covah – yesterday in Monrovia, 15 teams are expected to participate in the tournament in December. The tournament, which is endorsed by LFA president Musa Bility, is expected to attract international scouts from Europe and America, some of who will be invited to Liberia to identify talented players during the tournament. The tournament is also being backed by young Liberian coach Ansumana Keita, who is based in Canada. Keita is currently the technical director of FS Salaberry in Canada and master coach at the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) Academy.
During the meeting, a media committee comprising four sports journalists was also set up to provide publicity for the tournament. Meanwhile, a publicity committee has been setup for the success of the tournament, with members including Trojan Kiazolu of Fabric Radio; Michael Solomon of Prime FM; T. Kla Wesley of Bush Chicken; and Anthony Kokoi of Daily Observer newspaper.