Liberians Divided Over Bility’s Quest For FIFA Presidency, George Weah Remains Mute

After his declaration to contest the upcoming Presidency for FIFA, the President of Liberia Football Association, Musa Bility’s support from the country football stakeholders seems to be divided as to his quest for FIFA’s presidency.

Several stakeholders of the game including Senator George Weah have remained mute as to how express their support to their country’s football president to take the highest seat in the world football association.

One of his best friends, former President of the LFA, and now a lawmaker in the House of Representatives has since expressed his support to Mr. Bility's candidacy for the FIFA presidency.

Mr. Bility on Thursday declare his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency, claiming the scandal-hit organisation needs a "great leader".

The 48-year-old has headed the Liberian FA since 2010 and becomes the second person after Brazilian legend Zico to announce his intention to succeed Sepp Blatter.

"Africa is the largest voting bloc in FIFA and we must to take the lead to bring football together," Bility told the BBC.

"We all agree that football is facing a difficult moment and it is in difficult moments that great leaders emerge."

Blatter has already announced he will step down as president after 17 years in the job following FIFA becoming embroiled in a series of corruption allegations.

"I have spoken to about half a dozen of the presidents of African football and I have their support — you can see the excitement," Bility added.

"If I have one reason to believe that Africa is not going to stand by me, I am not going to put up my candidacy."

Elections for the FIFA presidency are expected to be held between December 2015 and March 2016.

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