Fifa badge Liberian Football Referee Isaac Montgomery is the Liberia Football Association new General Secretary.
Isaac Montgomery was named LFA new General Secretary at the weekend during an Executive Committee sitting.
Montgomery replaces Emmanuel O. Deah who has been serving as Secretary General for over a three year period under Musa Bility.
Just before the announcement, speculations had it that former LFA Vice President for administration Pennoh Bestman was to take over from Deah.
Isaac Montgomery who becomes the fourth football referee to become LFA General Secretary became referee in 2009 and was selected by FIFA as an international referee in 2013.
Montgomery won the Best Referee Award four times in the Liberian League.
He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Accounting from the University of Liberia and currently works as a Senior Audit Supervisor of BICON Incorporated, a Certified Public Accounting Firm.
Besides football, Isaac Montgomery is an ex-athlete who captained the University of Liberia (UL) Track & Field Team, and recently served as president of the Liberty Athletics Club (LAC).
He ran the middle distance, 800m and 1500m.
Isaac’s appointment however has received mix reactions as some in the football circle welcome the decision, while others criticized the decision.
One senior football figure, Forstina Doe, a former executive of the erstwhile USA FC in his reaction described the appointment as a “payback”.
According to Mr. Doe, Isaac Montgomery was given the post by the LFA “because of the kind of audit he did for the new LFA leadership”.
“Isaac Montgomery recently audited the LFA for the first three months, but result from the audit is known” Doe said.
Meanwhile, the LFA Executive Committee has also confirmed the appointment of Henry Browne as Technical Director.
Brown was appointed on December 3, 2018 after been out of the post for few months.
He replaces Coach Francis Tamba who was serving as Acting Technical Director.
At the same time, the LFA has appointed Joseph Sheriff as Acting Treasurer of the Liberia Football Association.
LFA Secretary General Isaac T.Z. Montgomery made the announcement on Monday, December 10, 2018 during an introductory meeting of the new LFA Secretary General.
Mr. Joseph Sheriff has been working in the LFA account session as an Accountant for close to a decade.
The announcement of Sheriff as Acting Treasurer was greeted with huge cheers by LFA Employees during the Monday meeting.
A release from the LFA said Secretary General Isaac T.Z. Montgomery is pleased with theappointment of the new treasurer and assured him of a good working relationship.