‘It’s always an honor to serve Women’s Football’ Benita Urey on her appointment as Co-Chair on the Local Organizing Committee for WAFU A WCL
MONROVIA – Liberia Women’s Lower League Champions Shaita Angels Football Club Vice President Miss Benita Urey has been appointed as co-chairperson of the LFA Local Organizing Committee for West African Football Union (A) Women’s Champions League.
Her appointment came on Saturday, May 13, during the Liberia Football Association 27th Ordinary Congress held at the FA’s newly constructed Headquarters in Congo Town.
Speaking to KOOL Talking Sports after her appointment, Miss Urey said that it is always an honor to serve Women’s football and see it as a stepping stone.
The Shaita Angels’ boss added that her ascendency to such a committee will help in creating a suitable learning environment to help contribute to the growth and development of Women’s Football in Liberia.
Miss Urey further that her appointment should be a wake-up call to fellow female stakeholders, adding that she strongly believes it (her appointment) is not all about Liberia, but to show that Liberian female football stakeholders are capable of being at the top level in football across Africa.
“It’s an honor to be announced before my fellow stakeholders and I see this appointment as a stepping stone for all female stakeholders in Liberia.”
This should be a wake-up call for all women to know that there is nothing in football that we can’t learn, you can come into football, and trust me together we can change the narrative of football,” she said.
Miss Urey at the same time extended her thanks and appreciation to the President of the Liberia Football Association Mr. Mustapha Raji for trusting her to work with other permanent football stakeholders, something she strongly believes will help her learn a lot.
“All thanks and appreciation go to the Liberia football association president Mustapha Raji for believing in me and I can say that this appointment will show to Africa that we Liberians are ready.”
Meanwhile, those appointed by the LFA include:
1. Madam Jodie Reid Seton, Third Vice President- Chair Local Organizing Committee WAFU A WCL.
2. Miss Benita Urey —- Co-Chair.
3. Edwin Barsay —- Member.