Mustapha Raji was at the weekend handed the mantle of authority by football stakeholders to run Liberian Football for the next four years.
Raji, the lone candidate in the LFA weekend’s Elective Congress was voted by stakeholders on a white ballot. Twenty-eight of the twenty-nine members at Congress voted to make Raji President of the LFA.
Mustapha Raji, President of Champion Club LISCR FC was given a standing ovation by Congress when he was declared president of the LFA after the cast of votes.
Raji became the lone candidate in the election after his only challenger, Musa Shannon pulled out of the election three days to the polls.
Speaking after taking over, Raji said grassroots football and women football developments will be key for his administration.
He praised Shannon for backing off during the process and pledged to work with former executives of the LFA in the upliftment of the game.
Bidding farewell to the LFA, Musa Bility commended the Football stakeholders for the support and space given him to run the Liberian football for the last eight years. The LFA’s election was delayed for months after a court stay order halted the process in April.
The election finally completes the new executive committee of the LFA.
The Saturday’s elective Congress was witnessed by Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick who is also 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Pinnick who represented FIFA at the Congress called on football stakeholders to unite behind the new president in moving the Liberian Football forward.
Mustapha Raji is expected to hold his first Executives Committee Meeting later this week at the LFA headquarters.