LFA Technical Center Completion Set for December ….As FIFA’s Development Officer Ends Visit to Liberia
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016: FIFA’s Development Officer for West Africa Sampon Kablan has completed an assessment of ongoing works at the Liberia Football Association Technical Center in Careysburg, Montserrado County.
Mr. Kablan Speaking at the site in Careysburg said he is hopeful the project will be completed by the end of December this year.
“The project has delayed so much and I think we must finish it quickly to make the facility a place for youth players to train develop and grow football in Liberia” , Kablan stated.
He wants the project to be completed to enable Liberia apply for more development aid from football’s world governing body, FIFA.
The FIFA Development Officer said the project was delay due to EBOLA and it was now time for the Technical Center Project to be completed so that the youth of Liberia can play football while going to school.
Mr. Kablan said he has been assured by contracts after a meeting with them that the facility will be completed at the end of the year.
The FIFA Development Officer for West Africa put the cost of the buildings and facilities at the center at Five Hundred Thousand Untied States Dollars ($500, 000.00).
Mr. Kablan stated the Technical Center is part of FIFA’s Goal Project Initiative and said the major reason for his trip to Liberia which will be concluded on Saturday is to ensure the project is completed in order to give Liberia the fiscal space for more technical development support from FIFA.
The FIFA Official disclosed the football pitch under construction at the Technical Center is not part of the Goal Project but a project call ‘Winning Africa for Africa’.
He held separate meetings with LFA President Musa Bility, Secretary General Emmanuel Deah, and Technical Director Henry Brown among other football officials.
Kablan is hopeful his next visit to Liberia early next year will be to officially dedicate the Technical Center named in honor of Liberian soccer legend George Manneh Weah.