Wallace Weiah noted that the LFA is an implementing arm of football in the country, whose leadership works in collaboration with the government. As such, he said all executive committee members and the president of the local football house should abstain from active politics.
“The development of football in Liberia will be at jeopardy if its president and executive committee members are involved in open campaign for a particular candidate during national elections. Anyone who has interest in national politics should abstain from their functions at the LFA,” he said.
However, Weiah who is also the head of Football to Develop Destitute (FODEDE) recommended that a provision should be enshrined in the LFA statutes to govern officials of that august body to avoid their involvement in national politics or nationwide campaign.
He added: “I am afraid if officials of the LFA are actively involved in politics, supporting a particular candidate and after the election their candidate does not win, meaning the winner may not give full attention to the football house, because such officials from the FA were campaigning against them,” he noted.
It can be recalled that the current president of the LFA Musa H. Bility recently joined opposition Liberty Party ahead of the October 10, 2017 elections. Mr. Bility has been involved in previous national elections including the 2011 general and presidential elections and the 2014 special senatorial election.