‘I’ll be a Formidable Force’

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) Rufus Anderson has claimed that he would be a formidable force in the forthcoming elections of the association.Mr. Anderson said he still has some loyal friends who will re-elect him instead for another term.The LBA boss boasted staging successful leagues amidst the lack of contracts and huge negative propaganda.In January 2010 leadership elections Anderson defeated Jake Kabakollie and Rep. Solomon George.He said he included Mr. Abraham Samukai, who vied for the position of vice president for administration and Bruce Quaye, the candidate for the vice president for operations on his team. All three of them won, he said.Unfortunately, two years later, Samukai resigned, citing administrative reasons.Mr. Samukai, the owner of K-Delta female basketball champion, is said to have joined ranks with Mr. Malcolm Joseph that he said he defeated in 2010. Mr. Joseph, Cestos Mogars boss, is reportedly interested in the vice president for administration post.Meanwhile, Anderson confirmed that his administration agreed to a resolution of some stakeholders to create an independent committee to replace the LBA’s Secretariat and host a general Congress or combined both, to be called an Elective Congress.The resolution, he said was drafted and adopted at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) with its president Philibert Brown serving as an observer.“The January 28 date set for the elections for the leadership of the association is scrapped,” he admitted, “and a new date will be finalized in Thursday’s executive meeting.”However, when he was contacted LNOC president Brown said he was only an observer and the resolution speaks of the result of the meeting and lies in the purview of the Executive Committee.“I was only an observer. I was only there to observe and it’s what I did— but there was a resolution,” Mr. Brown said.Meanwhile, some basketball pundits have hailed Anderson’s leadership and urged him to appeal to the Executive Committee to adopt the resolution.They said that an Independent Elections Committee is necessary to promote free, fair and transparent elections.It may be recalled that in 2010, ex-LBA president Gbor Wilson established a five-man Elections Committee outside of the LBA Secretariat. Attorney Joseph P. Gibson headed the committee.Though, the LBA’s Executive Committee gives the time-frame for the elections, the Elections Committee will produce the election’s guidelines in accordance with the LBA’s Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders bring Keon Hatcher back after Brandon LaFell’s season-ending Achilles injury

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders signed wide receiver Keon Hatcher to their 53-man roster Monday to replace Brandon LaFell, who injured his Achilles in the Raiders’ win over the Cardinals on Sunday. LaFell heads to injured reserve, and his season is over.He sustained the injury on an acrobatic 24-yard catch on 3rd-and-4 midway through the third quarter, his second catch of the day after an earlier 5-yard touchdown grab. LaFell entered Sunday as the Raiders’ No. 1 receiver with knee injuries to Jordy …last_img read more

‘We needed it’: Humboldt Crabs score 11 unanswered in 12-7 comeback win over Prune Packers

first_imgThrough 22 consecutive innings — spanning from the second inning of Sunday’s loss to the San Luis Obispo Blues to the end of the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the Healdsburg Prune Packers — the Humboldt Crabs scored one lone run.During the final four innings of Thursday’s game the Crabs, which entered the contest averaging less than 2.5 runs-per-game, scored a dozen runs en route to a 12-7 comeback win over the Prune Packers at Recreation Park in Healdsburg.“We’ve been struggling …last_img read more