LFA Breaks Ground For US$1.4M Headquarters


Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) will break ground for its headquarters project on the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Boulevard on 20 April.

A release from the LFA says its President Mustapha Raji, Vice Presidents Sekou Konneh and Wilmot Smith and executive committee members, Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson and stakeholders will grace the occasion.

An architectural design by CESAF-Liberia Limited has been approved by the executive committee.

The LFA and CESAF signed a US$1.4 million contract on 29 January 2020 to build its headquarters.

Raji and CESAF manager Diego Pol signed the project, which should have lasted for 20 months but was severely obstructed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Smith, who was acting president, inspected preparatory works on November 19, 2020, which will pave the way for an elaborate ground breaking ceremony.

He was met on arrival by CESAF site supervisor Philip Karanian of the Philippines, who has 26-year experience in heavy industry and oil and gas, including in Italy, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.

In March 2017, CESAF-Liberia participated in a tender for the design and construction of the LFA future headquarters with funds from FIFA.

CESAF, which won the bid over a month later, had to wait to formally sign the contract due to the LFA electoral process and funding procedures put in place by FIFA.

The project, of important architectural and economic values, involves the construction of a new multi three-storey building; on the ground floor, a sumptuous entrance and a very spacious conference room with the first and second floors entirely dedicated to offices.

The building has been designed in total compliance with international regulations on “demolition of architectural barriers” with access to disabled people guaranteed in all rooms as well as adequate toilet facilities.