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The upcoming Liberian Football Association (LFA) presidential elections are set for Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9am at the SKD Sports Complex. Three viable candidates have campaigned, debated and made their vision known for the future of Liberian football: Mustapha Raji, Musa Shannon, and George Solo.
LIB Olympic Blog reached out to all candidates with five questions. LFA Vice President, Musa Shannon responded with the information below.
Shannon expressed his vision for LFA: “Commercialization to Professionalization: Redefining the Definition of Success.” He further expressed finances and capacity as the biggest obstacles LFA faces.
“Under my administration and with the support of the executive committee, we will have to manage our resources better and recruit, as well as develop our human assets (LFA staff, coaches, referees, media, medics, youth players) to be better prepared to work in a professional sports environment and culture.” -Musa Shannon, LFA VP
Shannon, having played on the national team and serving as current LFA vice president for the past eight years, explains why he wants to lead the LFA. He stated that he simply wants to repay his debt to football. Shannon believes he is the best candidate because of his experience, education and an internationally proven track record throughout his professional life.
“I’m the end result [of] when the system works, and I want to make it work for the next generation.”
Aside from improving policies that aren’t working, Shannon states that under his leadership, he will continue with the things that have worked, but operate with a more professional approach to football development and management. He explains more in the video below.