LFA releases findings from Wafu under-20 in Guinea The Liberia Football Association (LFA) grievance and disciplinary committee has recommended the following .
The committee recommended warning letters for head of delegation Charles Massaley and the coaches for their failure to appear before it, which undermined the investigation. The report was signed by Cllrs. Izetta Wesley and Kula Jackson, who chairs and co-chairs the committee.
Also warning letters for seven players following a complaint filed against them by coach Robert Lartey.
According to the Liberia FA post on the official social media [Facebook] page explained that , goalkeeper Ashley Williams, defender Jeremy Saygbe and midfielder Marlon Harrison of LISCR FC; midfielder Rufus Padmore and strikers Irvin Gbotoe and Jestino Jackson of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) and Nimba United defender Ben Benaiah. Coach Lartey complained the players to technical director Henry Browne for having violated several rules, including taking women on camp during their participation at the 2019 under-20 West African Football Union (Wafu Zone “A”) Nations Cup finals in Guinea.
Liberia were eliminated from Group ‘B’, having lost 1-0 to Gambia on 27 November and drew 1-1 with Mali on 30 November.The tournament was held at the September 28 Stadium and Nongo Stadium in Conakry from 24 November to 8 December. It said all players who took their passports during the scuffle should be made to pay for any future renewal of passports when called-up to the national team.
The committee also recommended that players called-up to the national teams should be made to sign a code of conduct and said document be placed on a bulletin board at the camp to serve as a reminder. It further request that the Technical Department of the Liberia FA should pen a file for players, who will sign a behavioral bond when called-up to the national teams.
Player Jestino Jackson was mandated to pay 50-percent of the market value for the missing suitcase, which contained several materials of the national team and that was assigned to him.
Nimba United, LISCR FC and Barrack Young Controllers (BYC-II) have been informed of the committee’s findings.