February 22, 2024

Emmanuel Surprise Whea wins LKF leadership on white ballots

Stakeholders of the Liberia Kickball Federation on Thursday, June 30, 2022, elected a new breed of officials at the Elective Congress to steer the institution’s affairs for another four years.

The election was held at the SKD Sports Complex Gymnasium in Paynesville City.

It can be recalled on June 11, 2022, Civil Law Court B in Montserrado County place an injunction on the elections due to the complaint filed by some aggrieved stakeholders of the institution. Upon the court trial, they officially held an Elective Congress which saw the entire leadership being elected on a white ballot.

Those elected are Emmanuel Surprise Whea, President, Solomon O. Ward, Vice President for Administration, Emmanuel G. Mark, Vice President for Operations, Abu Fofana, Secretary-General, Mengistu Kulee, Assistant Secretary-General, and Jenneh D. Blamah, Treasure.

Emmanuel Surprise Whea, Solomon O. Ward, and Jenneh Blamah are serving their second term, while Abu Fofana who served as Assistant Secretary-General for the last term has replaced Incumbent, Secretary-General Milton Padmore. Newcomers, Emmanuel Mark returned as Incumbent Vice President for Operations, Ivan Somah and Mengistu Kulee replace Abu Fofana as Assistant Secretary-General.

However, the Liberia Kickball Federation 2022 Adhoc Election Committee Chairperson, Omega Janjay Jimmy thanked stakeholders for a peaceful election.

 Mr. Jimmy said he was impressed with the way stakeholders conducted themselves throughout the process.

“With the power in me invested as Chairperson of the Liberia Kickball Federation 2022 elections, I hereby present to you the candidates elected. I want to take this time to appreciate every one of you for the process, Mr. Jimmy maintained”.

Also speaking, the president elected of the Liberia Kickball Federation, Emmanuel Surprise Whea said the institution has benefited hugely for the last four years since he took over for the first time.

According to him, the Liberia kickball federation never had an Article of Incorporation and official Business Registry, but he managed to settle it in his first tenure.

Mr. Whea at the same time said the federation can now boost of a website to read related kickball activities, an office, decentralization of the federation, life after kickball, improvement of the league, hosting of awards after every league, sponsors for LKF league and the Knockout Cup.

The Liberia Kickball Federation President, however, mentioned that when he took over for the first time, the cash price award was eight thousand Liberian dollars (8000), but he increased it to18, 000 LD.

 He said 1st division champion for the 2022 league season will now walk away with one hundred thousand Liberian dollars (100, 000LRD) because of the one-year sponsorship with Security Expect Guard Service of Liberia (SEGAL) while runners will receive fifty thousand Liberian dollars (50,000LD). League two winner will take home fifty thousand Liberian dollars (50,000LD) and the runners-up will get twenty-five thousand Liberian dollars as a reward.

Mr. Whea added that due to the coming in of Youth and Sports Minister, D. Zeogar Wilson to sponsor the Knockout Cup, he can assure seventy-five thousand Liberian dollars (75,000LD) for the winner of the competition while thirty-five thousand Liberian dollars (35,000LD) will be given to runners.

” These are a few things I can name to you now that we managed to achieve as a team in the last four years. Today LKF has several Sub-associations and Sub-committees due to the decentralization that was put in place by the leadership”.

“Life, after kickball has produced its first graduate in the person of Aline Koffa, kickball world best from the BDOTC and several others, are also benefiting from the process, LKF President said”.

“When we took over, there were nine clubs in league two but today the case is different. As you all know, the first playoffs were held in Grand Bassa County which saw Kamara Kickball Club winning. We are grateful for that, Mr. Whea said”.

Reported by Sports Director: Sylvester Tamba

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