“Celebrate Musa Bility”-Nigerian FA Boss Amaju Pinnick Tells Liberian Football Stakeholder
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick wants local football stakeholders to show gratitude to outgoing LFA President Musa Bility for what he has done for football for the past eight years both in Africa and Liberia.
Amaju Pinnick speaking to reporters upon arrival in Liberia for the LFA Extra-Ordinary Congress this Saturday said Liberia was blessed to have Musa Bility working for football in Liberia.
He said despite the challenges, he thinks Musa Bility should be celebrated for the dues he has paid for the forward march of football in Liberia and Africa.
The Nigerian Football Federation Boss who is also Vice President at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is in Liberia to represent the African governing football body at Saturday’s LFA Elective Congress.
That Congress will witness the election of LISCR FC President Mustapha Raji as the new president of the Liberia Football Association, as he will contest on white ballot.
“I am here on a FIFA assignment to oversee the LFA election,” Pinnick told reporters at the SKD Sports Complex in Paynesville where he had gone to pay courtesy to Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson.
He said Liberian Football Stakeholders should take the turnover of power from Bility to Raji in good faith and forge ahead in taking the game from where he’s leaving it.
“Liberia should give Bility the honor, for his work” Pinnick said.
He called on the new football executives to always tap from his (Bility) experience.
He added that CAF appreciates Musa Bility and the spirit he brings to the continent in the management of football.
The NFF Chief praised Liberian Football Stakeholders for the level of transition in the country’s football management and development.
The LFA Extra-Ordinary Congress will put to an end Musa Bility’s eight years reign of Liberian Football and put in a new era with the election of Mustapha Raji, one of Liberia’s longest football patrons and a seasoned administrator.
The Nigerian Football Federation Chief also said he was in the country to form part of the ceremony marking the retirement of the famous #14 shirt of Liberia, worn by Soccer Legend and now Chief Patron of Sports of Liberia, President George Weah.