News reaching Liberia Sports Online has it that former Liberia FA Vice President for administration Pennoh Bestman is dead. Mr. Bestman died at 7:00PM at the ELWA Hospital on Wednesday 15th April 2020.
The astute football administrator was deeply involved in molding the current progress of football development in Liberia. Liberia Sports Online can reveal that he was a key supporter of progressive football development in Liberia. The former of the President of the Union of Clubs Presidents of the Liberia FA, from reactions among local football clubs presidents and football lovers will be missed for his role in Liberian football.
In a post also on official Liberia FA social media handle also confirmed that death of the football administrator . Bestman was the President of 1st division club side Monrovia Black Star. Pennoh Bestman became an Executive Committee member of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) after frantically striving to the get amongst the elite in the Liberia game as evidence of his being defeated by a landslide by former FA President Izetta Wesley for the position of the Vice President for Administration on last Saturday in October 2001.
In a sorrowful posted by one of Liberia’s lead Match Commissioner, who mentored him G. Andy Quaime said ” Pennoh Kokowleh Bestman, my Mentor and big brother in Football. I can remember during our struggle for Leadership at the LFA, you told me to take it easy, that not every war worth fighting, that I should choose which war to fight, and which one to let go. You mentored me well for Football leadership when I took over from you as the President of the Union of
Clubs Presidents of the LFA. The Negotiation that brought you as VPO, and later you got elected as VPA. The story is too long and I am not even should if there will even be any space to end. Sleep on big brother, you have served and played your part. Go in Peace .”
He was one of the leading members of the Izetta Wesley led administration. Bestman, was an advocate of football development in Liberia, was elected by an overwhelming majority of the clubs’ Presidents to hold those enviable positions at the LFA.
In recent times he is an official of Petro Trade, sponsor of the 2019/2020 Petro Trade Cup and a match commissioner. The local football house lead by President Mustapha Raji said it was a sad evening for the football family. May God grant Bestman and all faithful departed, eternal rest.
Story by Peterking Quaye |Football Writer
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