Liberia Football Association Awards Committee Readjusts Gala
Monrovia – The awards committee of the Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) 2019 national league has readjusted the awards gala from the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex on 18 October to the Monrovia City Hall on November 2nd.
It followed an executive committee meeting to shift the awards, the first of its kind and sponsored by Doxxbet-Liberia.
Addressing a news conference on Tuesday, October 15, the committee chairman Jeror Cole Bangalu said the public voting series, which began on 4 October and should have ended at 11:59 P.M. on October 15, will now end at 11:59 P.M. on 25 October.
Atty. Bangalu said the votes will continue through text messages for only Orange subscribers to 0777 505 051 free of charge.
Points received from the public inputs will add up to the points already accrued by each of the three qualified candidates in each category.
Sports Liberia, an independent firm sub-contracted by the LFA for the awards, will tally the 20 percent from the public votes for each nominee 24 hours after the deadline.
The final results, with the winner per category per division, will be announced on the gala, where all nominees and invited guests are expected to dress formally with a preferred business suit.
First division nominees and their codes
Christopher Jackson (1101) and Sam Jackson (1103) of LISCR FC and Nimba United’s Varney Dukuly (1102) were nominated for the most valuable player (MVP) award to win a Sedan.
Christopher and Varney were joint-top scorer with 17 goals last season.
Sampson Dweh (1204) and Alvin Marccornel (1206) of LPRC Oilers and Ben Benaiah (1205) of Nimba United were shortlisted for the best defender.
The best goalkeeper title is being contested by Prince Wlame (1307) of LPRC Oilers, Tommy Songo (1308) of LISCR FC and Alpha Jalloh (1309) of dissolved-Barrack Young Controllers (BYC).
Cooper Sannah (1410) of LPRC Oilers, Tapha Manneh (1411) of LISCR FC and Robert Lartey (1412), who was recently coach BYC, are in the race for the best coach.
Fifa-badged referees Jerry Yekeh (1513), Hassan Corneh (1514) and George Rogers (1515) are vying for the bestman of the season.
Christian Doe (2101) and Jestino Jackson (2102) of BYC-II and Mark Yallah (2103) of Muscat FC are in the race for the MVP.
Jestino was the top scorer with 20 goals while Yallah and Mark Karley, who joined LISCR FC from Pags FC, were leveled on 18 goals apiece.
Karleo Anderson (2204) and Daniel Paye (2205) of Bea Mountain and Josephus Mantor (2206) of Nimba Kwado know it will be tough to decide the best defender.
Reuben King of Nimba Kwado (2307), Marlik Keita (2308) of BYC-II and Allenton Sembeh (2309) of Bea Mountain are vying for the best goalkeeper.
Mouctarr Fofana (2410) of BYC-II, Kaetu Smith (2411) of Bea Mountain and Kollie Korvy (2412) of Nimba Kwado are in the race for the best coach.
Fifa-badge referees Sylvina Garnett (2513) and Jerry Yekeh (2514) and Mohammed Bah (2515) are chasing the coveted prize for the umpire.
Angeline Kieh (3101) of Earth Angels and Agatha Nimene (3102) and Love Kofa (3103) of Blanco FC will sort it out for the MVP.
The best defender award is being chased by Jestina Wilson (3204) and Rashidatu Kamara (3205) of Earth Angels and Margaret Stewart (3206) of Senior Professionals.
The prize for best goalkeeper is being pursued by Massa Konneh (3307) of Earth Angels, Komassa Sumo (3308) of Hippo FC (3309) and Lorpu Forkpah of World Girls.
Jenkins Doe (3410) of Earth Angels, Emmanuel Beakie (3411) of Determine Girls and Amelia Washington (3412) of Senior Professionals are chasing the best coach.
Sylvina Garnett (3513) and Mohammed Bah (3514), like Jerry Yekeh, get a second nomination along with Klubo Gboluma (3515).
And the best sports writers prize is being contested by Joy FM’s Augustus Doe (4101), Daily Observer and KMTV’s Anthony Kokoi (4102) and Garysen Diah (4103) of Liberia Sports Online.