Six Cleared To Contest Amputees Football Election
Six persons have been qualified to contest the May 25 Liberia Amputee Football Elections.The candidates cleared will all go on unopposed during the Friday elections at the Samuel Kenyon Doe Sports Complex.
The candidates are Cooper George for the Presidency, Jonathan Wehyee 1st Vice President, and Samuel Tengbeh 2nd vice president
Emmanuel Brown will contest the Secretary-General post, Boyle Johnson assistant Secretary-General and Emmanuel Nyumah.
The Liberia Amputee Football Elections Committee Chairman, Youver Kollie said the elections will take place Friday with only the seven clubs casting votes in the process.
Mr. Kollie said they’ve conducted checks on all of the applicants; the Committee was pleased to declare all those that applied clear to contest the May 25 elections.
It will be the first election in the Amputee Football since Melvin Goteh won election almost seven years ago.
The Amputees recently booted out their acting president Roland Duo and demanded election for new members.
The Amputee Football Association that was active in competing in international Amputee competitions has found it difficult in recent years to even organize a local competition.
There has been no local league for Amputees since a year before the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Up to date, Liberia Amputees are the reigning champions of African amputee football, though that competition seems to have perished.
Liberia Amputee Football began in the early 2005/6 by the late Rev. Robert Karlor to help take amputees off the streets of Monrovia.