The Liberia Football Association says construction works on its multi–million dollar Technical Center located in Careysburg, Montserrado County is nearing completion.
The Project Director Prince Forfor said contractors have so far completed 75 percent of the work on the facility. Mr.Forfor disclosed the cost of the Technical Center Project that is funded by world’s football Governing body; FIFA is put at a little over One million United States Dollars ($1,000,000.00).
The LFA Project Director disclosed the Technical Center will have five structures and they include staff quarter, medical building, a fitness gym, dormitory and dining hall. He said a Liberian firm MUSONS Group Inc is carrying out the construction project of the five buildings valued at around Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.
Mr.Forfor revealed the artificial turf for the playing pitch at the Technical Center has arrived in the country with all its accessories.
“We are hoping the contractors for the laying of the turf will arrive in the next few days to begin laying it”, he stated.
The cost of the artificial turf including flood lights and generators for the football field at the Technical Center is put at six hundred thousand United States Dollars ($600,000.00). FIFA has Field and Sports Equipment reportedly based in Gabon to lay the artificial turf and installed the necessary facility on the playing surface at the football center. The Liberia Football Association is hopeful that with all the materials available now the project is estimated to be completed in the next two months.
Meanwhile, the LFA said it will personally finance the fencing of the facility at the center located in Careysburg. According to Mr. Forfor, the fencing will cost the football house over One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars. He revealed the contractor for the fencing project has been identified following series of negotiations.
At the same time, LFA President Musa Hassan Bility said the construction of the Technical Center is a fulfillment of one of his visions for football development in Liberia. Mr. Bility described the center as a dream coming through and said he is keeping all his excitement for the official dedication of the project.
The LFA President said he intends to invite high profile actors in world football to grace the opening ceremony of the center stating this is the first of its kind in Liberia’s long football history.
The Liberia Football Association will use the Technical Center for its football development program where training of coaches, players, match officials and all related football programs will take place.