Liberia Men’s National Team Head Coach threatens resignation over unpaid wages

FreedomNews | Thomas Kojo Rouhlac

Mario Marinica, the head coach of the Liberia National Football Men’s Team, is reportedly considering leaving his position due to unpaid salaries. Sources within the Liberia Football Association have revealed that the 59-year-old coach has not received his salary for the past three months, prompting him to contemplate resigning from his role next month.

Marinica took over as the coach of Liberia in February, succeeding Ansu Keita who stepped down amidst threats following a disappointing loss to Malawi in a 2026 World Cup qualifier. As part of his contract, Marinica and five other members of his coaching staff were supposed to receive a monthly salary of $13,000 from the Liberian government.

Despite the financial setbacks, Marinica managed to secure a victory in his first match in charge, leading Liberia to a 2-0 win against Djibouti in a 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. However, the team’s performance was followed by a goalless draw in the return leg held in Monrovia.

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