The largest bloc of sports journalists in Liberia, comprising active and veteran sports reporters, says it is resolved to ensuring a reformed SWAL through a people-centered leadership that will be headed by experienced practitioner Kolubah Zayzay.
SWAL is the Sports Writers Association of Liberia. In a release issued in Monrovia Wednesday, the Coalition of Sports Writers of Liberia, which is supporting the presidential bid of Journalist Kolubah Zayzay, described the 2018 SWAL elections as a thoughtful process that colleague Journalists should use as an opportunity to rebrand the Liberian sporting media.
The group wants sports journalists and veterans embrace the opportunity these elections provide, to rekindle the vibrancy of SWAL which is a key player in sports promotion, athletes career and personal development, and avoid trading hate-messages that are only divisive.
The leadership of experienced and standout sports writer Kolubah Zayzay, brings a new dynamism and a paradigm shift to the sporting world and sports media in Liberia, especially at a time the country’s chief patron of sports, President George Manneh Weah, is himself a beneficiary of the promotional power and work of Liberian sport s journalists.
The Coalition of Sports Writers of Liberia has canvassed massively for the 2018 SWAL elections and has assured the sporting media that its campaign for Journalist Kolubah Zayzay for President, is set out for nothing less than a resounding victory on December 15, 2018.
The Coalition says, its belief in presidential candidate Zayzay, is backed by his firm public and private record of being a unifier, a peaceful man, and a strict professional who will enter SWAL into a new era of positive change by considering the views of every sports writer, making SWAL an independent organization through corporate sponsorship and building a cooperative that ensures institutional growth and benefit for every member.
Officially unveiling the Kolubah Zayzay ticket on the start of campaigning this Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Coalition of Sports Writers of Liberia said, its support remains unflinching for Vice Presidential candidate Trojan Kiazolu, Secretary General – Julius Konton, and Assistant Secretary-General – Success Minor.
In support of gender balance, the Coalition says, it is supporting the bid of Madam Naomi Tappia to become the next Financial Secretary of the Sports Writers of Liberia, and Journalist Mulbah Reeves, who is vying for the Chaplain post. The Coalition calls on all sports journalists across to be an integral part of these 2018 elections, and play the role required of them to produce the best personalities to lead SWAL for the next three years.
According to the group, it wants sports writers to insist on conducting themselves as journalists who are persons of integrity on whom the public depends on for factual and truthful information.
Spokesman Richard Manuba is quoted as saying, talks have been concluded with high-level multi-national corporations and companies who have assured presidential candidate Kolubah Zayzay and his Team of leaders that they are ready for a collaboration that seeks to expand the capacity of SWAL to cater for its members’ welfare at all times.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Sports Writers of Liberia informs the Liberian people, that it will this Thursday, December 13, 2018, officially unveil the Kolubah Zayzay positive change manifesto.
The group says, Thursday’s campaign launch will be thunderous and will mark the beginning of setting SWAL on a pedestal the Association has never experienced. Spokesman Manuba said invitations to the Kolubah Zayzay campaign launch this Thursday is unconditionally open to all sports journalists in Liberia.