The president of the Liberia Football Association, Mustapha Raji has come in strong defense of the football association, criticizing coach of the national team in recent post match interview by the media .
The LFA President disclosed that although not being aware of the details of Kojo’s contract because his appointment was done by the Ministry of Youth and Sports prior to his election to head the football association, all salaries owed to coaches working under the past administration were settled by his administration, including Kojo who according to him was owed almost US$3,000.
The new FA President Raji, in an interview with a local website , said ” l didn’t expect such comments from Kojo “,as they came as a surprise. “I have just got here and trying to know how he was employed. He never met me a single day to complain. I was told he was appointed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
I arrived at the Liberia Football Association with some issues from the past administration that needs to be settled. I have started paying the debts the old administration owed coaches from the junior national teams to the senior national teams,” the president said.“I came and pushed for his [Kojo] per-diem to be increased because it was low. However, he never engaged me on his current situation.”
According to Raji, shortly following his election to the football association, he hired a vehicle for the coach to use during games, instead of riding with the players on the bus as it was when he joined local football governing the body. He also disclosed efforts are underway to get the coach a car for his official use.“I have come to the football house to try help our football grow. Now that he has raised such issue, I will take all liabilities and forge ahead.”