Liberia Football Association Suspends National Teams Coaches Contracts
Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) suspended the contract of coaches of the various national teams.
Report by Christopher C. Walker – [email protected]
The country’s football governing body assured the coaches that it was also working towards settling the arrears of the four coaches.
The letter disclosing the suspension of their contracts specified that the move was in no way connected to their performance as coaches of the various teams.
According to the LFA, the suspension of the contract is due to the fact that Liberia is not participating in any international competition until 2018.
They also named the difficulties in getting funds for the national teams programs.
Coaches affected are James Debbah (Head Coach Liberia National Team), Thomas Kojo (Head Coach- Liberia U-23 National Team), Christopher Wreh (Head Coach- Liberia U-20 National Team) and Janjay Jacobs (Deputy Head Coach- Liberia U-23 National Team).
The LFA stated that the body was deeply saddened that such circumstances have made the suspension of contractual services necessary.
“On behalf of the President, Vice President, Executive Committee and Secretariat of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), I want to thank you for the services you have rendered and express our hope of working together in 2018,” LFA secretary general Emmanuel Deah stated in the letter to the four coaches.
According to the football House, their decision was taken in consultation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports but assured the coaches once active national teams engagements resume they would be contacted to head the national teams once more.
FrontPage Africa has learned that the coaches are not aware of the decision taken by the LFA and the Ministry of youth and Sports something that’s violates the agreement signed by both parties.
Speaking to James Debbah and Janjay Jacobs via mobile phone, they expressed shock that their contracts have been suspended without receiving a formal document.
Both coaches said they are not aware of the decision of the LFA.
They threatened to take the LFA to court for ‘illegally’ terminating their contracts.
The LFA currently owes the coaches seven months salaries.