GANTA, Nimba – With only three days remaining for the 2017-2018 National County Sports Meet kicks off, the county has not yet announced an official coach.
Weeks ago, the county was confronted with the issue of naming the chairman of the Nimba County Sports Steering Committee and the head coach of the football team.
Superintendent David Dorr Cooper disclosed on Radio Kergheamahn’s Breakfast Show that businessman Floyd Tomah has been retained as chairman, and co-assisted by another businessman, Adony Menlor.
“We decided to name those people to take care of our sporting activities in the county because we want to be void of politics,” he said.
Officials of the Steering Committee were named on November 28 in Sanniquellie, but that left out the appointment of a head coach. Cooper said the committee’s chair would make that decision.
“I don’t want to make any pronouncement here, because we have given them the task to perform,” the superintendent added.
Ambra Dahn, who has been conducting training sessions for a set of team in Sanniquellie, is the favorite to take on from former Coach Muta Fofana, who is now signed with Margibi. However, another team has been conducting training sessions in Ganta, under Coach Emmanuel Fahn, claiming to be “Nimba’s first team.”
Dahn is expected to soon name his final 25-man squad for the County Meet as they conclude their test matches. However, fearing confusion or conflict, many citizens are calling both teams training to be merged.
Nimba is paired with Bong, Lofa, and Grand Gedeh in Group B. It first fixture will be on December 9 in Bong.
Featured photo by Arrington Ballah