29 December 2012

Liberia: Problem Is Psychological - Says LFA Boss Describes Liberia National Team

The President of the football governing body in Liberia Musa H.A. Bility has debunked another argument in the football circle of the Lone Star.

At the 2012 final edition of its monthly press briefing, the Liberia Football Association President said the problem with the country's national football team is psychological which according to him should be dealt with. "The problem it is more than coaching".

"The problem of our national team is not only the issue of the coach, it is psychological. Our players should recognize the national colors they represent and should be cautious carriers", the LFA President said.

The former Watanga FC boss might be on course with some stakeholders who believed that foreign Liberian players cannot make the necessary sacrifice for the country as compared to the famous era of George Weah, James Debbah, Joe Nagbe, Prince Daye and the Sewbe just to name few.

At that the time Liberians were very satisfied with the game, accordingly, the George Weah Eleven unarguably represented the red, white and blue colors. But the current breed of players, he added, stakeholders claimed are all bluff boys.

Commenting further, Hassan Bility argued that head Coach J. Kaetu Smith should not take all the blame.

Mr. Bility who early stated that Kaetu Smith will remain in the dugout of the Lone Star for next two years before revisiting his contract added that the team's performance during the 2nd half of the year was incredible and report received from the technical staff from the team 6-1 humiliation in Calabar, Nigeria in the magical hands of the Super Eagles will be evaluated and necessary judgment will be rendered.

The football chief noted that the examinations of the current state of coaches are ongoing and appropriate action will be taken.

"We understand the frustration of the stakeholders about the termination of the head coach contract, we want them to take note also" the LFA boss said.

Unconfirmed information gathered by our Sports Desk says the former Director of women soccer at the Fusion Soccer Academy, USA has been levied untouchable. Our source maintained that the coach is believed to be a relative of one of the Vice Presidents of the LFA which the President seems to find it difficult to take action against him.

The source, however, did not specify whether it is the Vice President for Administration Musa Shannon or the Vice President for Operations Honorable Adolph A. Lawrence.

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