Samukai May Lead Liberia Basketball Association

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgIt may be one of the most important good news for basketball fans and teams at the beginning of 2014 as one of the long serving and passionate promoters, Abraham Samukai, is likely to lead the Liberia Basketball Association as its president.Information reaching the Daily Observer yesterday said there is a consensus among basketball leaders to petition Mr. Samukai to lead the leadership of the Liberia Basketball Association.“Samo has been a good leader, considering his support to the K-Delta Basketball Team, and leading the LBA will demonstrate his commitment to push basketball to another level,” a long time follower of basketball told the Daily Observer yesterday.He said the K-Delta Basketball Team has education and healthcare assistance for its members and with sports and education being encouraged in the country; his presence will bring fresh ideas to Liberian basketball.Another former basketball player said Samukai was in the administration of former president Tarr Harris, when the organization was known at the time as Liberia Basketball Federation, LBF.“It was one of the most successful administrations in basketball history,” he said.It is therefore no understatement that with all things being considered, Abraham Samukai could be the man to infuse new blood into the administration of basketball in the country.Meanwhile, a source from Samukai informed the Daily Observer that basketball owners need corporate support to ease the financial burden on private team owners.During a recent interview with the Daily Observer, Mr. Samukai said the Government of Liberia must also make sports development a priority.“The government,” he said, “has a commitment to develop the physical abilities of the young people and therefore with sports’ intrinsic values of fair play and respect for rules, it is in the government’s interest to make their development paramount.”He said much must be done in both the public and the private sector to move Liberian basketball to another level.Meanwhile, a source close to Samukai yesterday said he may consider any request by the members of the LBA to consider leading the LBA in a quest to improve on the game in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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By on December 24, 2019

first_imgBrian CarrA COMMUNITY activist is to stand in the local elections in Glenties.Brian Carr is chairman of the Glenties Community Action Group and hopes to represent the area as an independent.“I was asked to go for the election and will be representing the local community,” he said. “I have been active in the area on committees for more than 20 years so know how things work and hope to keep going for many more.“There are 5 councillors at the moment, for the next election there will be an extra seat up for grabs, with four councillors from Dungloe to Falcarragh and only one councillor from Dungloe to Ardara.“It’s we got another seat for our area. So we have to join forces and work together for the good of the area.“There are so many things that could be listed that need to be done and points that need to be addressed –  employment and infrastructure two of the main ones – and I’m sure I will hear a lot more on the campaign trail.”  COMMUNITY ACTIVIST HOPING TO TAKE INDEPENDENT SEAT IN GLENTIES was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian CarrGlentieslast_img read more

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