Shannon vs Raji In LFA Presidential Election
Musa Shannon and Mustapha Raji have both been cleared to contest the LFA Presidency.
The election to find Musa Bility’s replacement as President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) is due to take place Saturday, September 8 in Monrovia.
Though the LFA elections committee led by Atty. Sarfuah Gray failed to announce the candidates at a news conference on Friday, August 17, the date set by the committee to announce candidates, a Press statement from the LFA says both Shannon and Raji passed the committee’s scrutiny.
Musa Shannon is former Liberian International and former 1st Vice President at the LFA, while Mustapha Raji is President for current Liberia double champions LISCR FC.
The two were among three that contested the first election on April 14 with Raji winning 16 votes and Shannon picking up 13 votes, while the third candidate George Solo collected 5 votes.
There was no outright winner at the April 14 poll as none of the candidates won the 50% plus one vote as required by the LFA Constitution, just before a court injunction was placed on the runoff.
A report says the two candidates began campaigning on Friday in keeping with the election guideline just before the LFA statement issued at the weekend declaring the two candidates.
The election for a new President for the LFA will take place under a new Football Statutes, different from the one that elected the 12 Executive Committee members on April 14, 2018.
The LFA Elections Committee has not made any official statement about the election process since the start of activities leading to the poll.
Ahead of the election, however, a report says the two candidates are seriously tussling over George Solo’s five votes.
Raji needs two of the five votes, while Shannon needs to collect all five to become the new President of the Liberia Football Association.