The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) will on Saturday, November 30, holds its 61st General Assembly (Congress) at the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) headquarters on Randall Street, Monrovia at 10:00am.
At least 25 delegates are expected to attend the 2019 LAF Congress to participate in the deliberations for the promotion and development of athletics.
Saturday’s general assembly will contain a special message from LAF President Mulbah Zaza, the reading and adoption of the 2018 Congress minutes, financial and activity reports.
Congress will also include the revision and adoption of the proposed 2020 Budget revision and adoption of the 2020 Calendar of Events (activities) and resolution respectively.
According to the year under review (2018), amid the challenges of the lack of support from the Liberian Government and the business communities, the LAF still sorted different avenues to make sure programs were executed timely and fruitfully.
The LAF had two training camps, in Liberia with 20 athletes and in the USA with 12 athletes.
LAF President attended Region II Congress on January 12, 2019 in Lome, Togo. He also attended the CAA Congress in Abidjan, ivory Coast from 15-17 April 2019 as well as 2019 IAAF Congress in Doha, Qatar from September 25 – 26.
The LAF held five local competitions without government support; the National Time Trial, Inter Schools Championships, the National Open Time Trial, Buchanan 10K Run Race, the National Club Championship and the Kids Athletics Competition.
Furthermore, the LAF was able to participate in five international tournaments without government support, including the Boxing Day Tournament in Sierra Leone. Liberia clinched two bronze medals, two silver medals and one gold medal.
Liberia participated in the Africam U18 and U20 Games in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as well as in the ECOWAS U20 and Senior Championship in Niamey, Niger.
The country was furthered represented at the All African Games in Rabat, Morocco, the World Senior Championships in Doha, Qatar and the 2019 Belt and Road Tournament in Chonqginq, China.