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LFA Exec. C’ttee Happy With Work On FIFA-Funded Sports Pitch In Bassa

  20 Janvier      15        Sport (5301),


BUCHANAN0, Jan. 19 (LINA) – A delegation of the Liberia Football Association led by its Vice President for Administration, Sekou Konneh, has registered its delight in the construction work taking place at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium in Buchanan, the capital of Grand Bassa County.

The project is a component of FIFA’s plans to improve sporting activities in Liberia through infrastructure development, beginning with four sports pitches under the leadership of ex-soccer legend now President George Manneh Weah and LFA boss, Mustapha Raji.

LFA said work on the four stadiums is valued at US$4.5 million.

According to Mr. Konneh, the project focuses on standardizing the playing pitch to an Internationally-accepted status by means of planting artificial carpet, creating room for parameter and also working with the Grand Bassa County leadership to ensure quality sitting structure including essential concerns that could be considered by the Executive Committee of the LFA.

During the brief ceremony at the Fairground Stadium, the LFA VP for Administration Konneh stressed that with the cooperation and support of the local leadership along with citizens, the project will yield the intended fruits before March of 2021; as guaranteed by the contractor.

« This is a routine part of what we are doing by following-up with the intent of making essential recommendations for possible correction and improvement, » Mr. Konneh mentioned.

Providing update to the officials, the contractor, Vi’ Vian (male), who is a foreign national, vowed to complete the ongoing activities in two months, stating compacting work is over and installation of pipes for drainages is on bourse to be followed by the planting of the carpet to complete the work.

Vi’ Vian also lauded the LFA Team for ensuring the presence of all the tools needed at the job site, a reason behind his expressed confidence to execute the plan On time.

Additionally, the project has provided short- term contracts for more than 20 citizens in the county, the contractor head told journalists.

Representing the local administration of Grand Bassa, the Project Officer Christian Logan, described FIFA’s decision as a laudable venture and realization of the county’s long-held dream of seeing the Stadium being up-to-date to meet international standard.

Mr. Logan, who has served in local government for about two decades, referenced past Unity Party government’s allotment of US$500,000 to get the field advancement started, but could not reach the level of the current impact made thus far.

He also availed the county leadership’s willingness to work along with the LFA via its County Chairman, Momo Harris for smooth outcome of the project.

The Buchanan-Doris Williams Sports Stadium development is one of the infrastructure activities being supervised by the governing body of football in Liberia; another is the Tusa Field in Monrovia.

Owing to the work in progress, the third Division League managed by the Liberia Football Association in the county has been scheduled at two Districts and Buchanan City venues on open fields, denying the LFA Gate-In-Take (Cash Collection) for the 2020/21 League.

Considering the Fairground pitch as an outstanding sporting ground in the county, it is expected that upon dedication; the stadium will be used for major national and international matches and also become source of income for both Grand Bassa and the LFA.

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