Liberian sports journalists induct new leadership

The Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) on Friday, August 14 inducted newly elected officials  into office to serve a three-year term.

The ceremony, held at the ICampus in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, was attended by dignitaries, football administrators and the media.

Liberia Football Association (LFA) President Mustapha I. Raji, Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) President Charles Cuffey, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister G. Andy Quamie, LFA Executive Committee Member Paywala Janyan and  Liberia’s Comptroller General Janga Kowo were present.

The new leadership include Kolubah Zayzay, president; Varmah Kamara, vice president; Julius Konton, general secretary; Edwin Dolo, assistant general secretary; Naomi Tappia, financial secretary and Joseph M. Vincent, chaplain.

Speaking at the program, Kowo commended SWAL for playing a key role in awakening the spirit of unity in the Liberian society.

Kowo said the new officials should lead their colleagues with mobility and also create the highest opportunity for sports writers in the country.

He also encouraged them not to let their members down in exercising their responsibility but to continue to lead, serve and resolve issues peacefully with their colleagues.

For his part, newly inducted President Zayzay said the taking of the helm by the new leadership is an indication that SWAL has turned a new page and is prepared to move mountains to promote and develop Liberian athletes, sport federations and associations.

He said SWAL played a pivotal role in shaping the dynamism of sports in Liberia years ago which saw many talents leave the country for Europe where they made names for themselves and the West African nation.

Zayzay said the association stands ever ready to work with sports stakeholders in order to improve and develop their respective sporting disciplines.

He called on sports administrators, federations, associations and club owners to create the space for the promotion of their activities.

Zayzay added that the leadership will be transparent in all of its dealings and will stand for and with all its members.

Joseph M. Vincent