The Liberia Football Association has placed Administrative fines on Invincible Eleven FC and Bea Mountain FC for two separate offences. A release from the LFA says Invincible Eleven (IE) was fined due to the club’s failure to honor a league match Nimba Kwadoe Versus IEMSA that was scheduled for September 17, 2018 at the Saniquille Sports Stadium in Nimba County.
IE action was in violation of the LFA 2018 National League Rules and Regulations Chapter 10, article 13 and section 1.2. Section 1.2a states that any club failing to honor a match without justifiable reason except in case of force majeure determined by the LFA shall forfeit the match and be fined as followed:
IE was therefore fined twenty five (25) thousand Liberian Dollars to be paid before their next league match. At the same time, the LFA has also fined Bea Mountain twenty five (25) thousand Liberian Dollars.
According to the release, the referee report for the match Bea Mountain FC versus Mighty Barrolle played on October 1, 2018 at the Kinjor Sports Stadium in Grand cape Mount County established that while the match officials were leaving the pitch for the dressing room some supporters and fans of Bea Mountain attacked the officials by throwing sand and other objects at them. They were later rescued by the Liberia National Police.
The action exhibited by the supporters and fans of Bea Mountain is in violation of the 2018 National League Rules and Regulations; Chapter 20, article 24, section1.11. Section 1.11 states that the LFA shall any club responsible for the misconduct of their members, fans, supporters, sympathizers and followers, etc.before, during and after a match.
The LFA release concluded that the administrative action is to keep the clubs in check and ensure that football ion the country is played in respect of the laws of the game.
In another related development ,The Liberia Football Association has suspended goalkeeper Sam Doegbee of Watanga FC with immediate effect for one year
from all football activities. Goalkeeper Doegbee on October 2, 2018 attacked and assaulted Referee George Rogers in front of the medical room at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
The LFA, in the process Referee’s Rogers’ polar wrist watch supplied by FIFA to all international Referees got missing, the cost of the polar watch and the referee medical bill is put at three hundred and twenty United States Dollars($320.00).
Player Doegbee as part of his penalty for the misconduct is to pay all the expensive incurred by the referee. The action as exhibited by player Doegbee is in voilation of the LFA 2018 National League Rules and Regulations; Chapter 20, article 24, section 1.5a and section 1.8, the LFA release revealed. Section1.5a states that any player or club official who shall assault a match official or LFA official before, during and after the match shall face the following penalties: Section 1.8 states that misconduct towards a match official away from the field of play where misconduct can be traced to a match shall be dealt with as if it has been committed on the field of play.
The LFA action was a result of the referee report from the match played between Barrack Young Controllers and Watanga FC on October 2, 2018 at the ATS.