By Augustus Audekina-Doe
Monrovia-Reports gathered that the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has agreed terms with Presidents of first division Clubs in the country.
Presidents of top football clubs came to common grounds with the LFA during a closed door meeting held the LFA headquarters in Monrovia Wednesday during which the LFA agreed to give each first division club L$100,000.
This indicates that the Local Football House will this league season dished out L$1.2 million in total to top football clubs ahead of the league opener.
Preceding the meeting with the LFA, presidents of first division clubs met to discuss among themselves issues confronting the smooth operations of their clubs and came up with recommendations which they advanced to the LFA in yesterday’s meeting.
The presidents in their earlier meeting decided to request 50 per cent of Cellcom’s sponsorship to the FA as their fair share of the sponsorship since they also wear the sponsorship brand on their jerseys.
However, in the meeting with leadership of the LFA Wednesday, the leadership of the LFA agreed to provide L$100,000.00 instead of the requested 50 per cent of the entire sponsorship.
The LFA made the first division clubs association understand that there were other leagues which needed to benefit from the sponsorship, too.
Also based on the request of the first division club presidents, the LFA has agreed to award the cash prizes of first and second place winners of the just ended 2014-15 second division league season.
Might Dragon and ELWA United who finished first and second respectively in the second division league are expected to receive their cash award before the next league starts, the LFA assured.
Might Dragon will walk away with L$525, 000 as winner while; ELWA United will receive L$187,500.00, as second place holder.
The LFA further yielded to the clubs’ demand by agreeing to adjust the fixture of the 2015-16 league season to accommodate feeder clubs. This, according to the clubs will help feeder clubs be more effective.
Though matters pertaining to the female league were raised, the FA in the meeting said further decision on that will be held during congress.