- Published on Saturday, 06 October 2012 17:13
- Written by Dweh Nimley
The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Musa Hassan Bility has disclosed that if the senior national football team of Liberia gets a win against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, they will receive three hundred thousand United States dollars (US$300,000.00). Mr. Bility made the disclosure during the LFA regular monthly press briefing in Monrovia yesterday.
He said the money will be made available provided the Liberian national team defeats the Nigerian team in the second leg tie of the South African 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
He said President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf previous promised of US$ 150,000 and contributions from well-meaning Liberians including the LFA will make up the amount.
The match against Nigeria is scheduled for Saturday October 13, in the Nigerian state of Calabar. The first leg of the qualifier took place in Monrovia with the two countries sharing the points after the game ended 2-2, with Liberia sending a complain to the Confederation of African Football about the poor officiating done by Malian Referee Norman Coulibaly.
Bility said that referee Coulibaly poor officiating was recorded during the match and send to CAF as their evidence against him.
He said as part of efforts aimed at avoiding match fixing, CAF has appointed mixed nationals to serve as match officials and referees from several African countries to include Cameroon, Benin, Kenya and South Africa for the Nigeria versus Liberia game.
According to him CAF has selected a leading South African match official Daniel Bennet as central referee while his first assistant is a Kenyan Named Marwa Range Aden and his second assistant is Zekhele Siwela also of South Africa. Victor Gomes, another South African will serve as reserve referee.
To guarantee both countries a fair play CAF also appointed Mbengue Abel of Cameroon as match official, while Mouucharafou Anjorin of Benin will serve match commissioner.
Referee Bennett is a schoolteacher at Mondeor Primary in Johannesburg. The Confederation of African Football honored Referee Bennett when he was appointed to handle the 20th edition of the Super Cup match in Tunisia in February 2012.