Ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification return fixture today against Les Sao, national players are still unhappy with the way the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) handling their allowances situation.
Sellas Tetteh’s men are in danger of crashing out of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers; the contest is slated for the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt in few hours.
Players’ morale is an important factor on how well they perform in any competition. The higher their morale, the more likely they proved well, therefore, it is crucial to try to achieve high levels of morale in your squad ahead of any football contest.
But, once again the Leone Stars players are low in morale and afraid to be quoted and they want to remain unidentified over fear they will be axed from the national team.
They said, “Sad, but we need the message to meet people. This is 2015 football is not a slave job before they used give 1,500$ now is 1000$.”
After their 1-0 defeat to Chad on Saturday, some of the players also informed this medium that they travel almost 15 hours to Nigeria.
“For us to arrive here from Chad we take 15 hours, a very long route because of the authority does not want to spend.”
“We only train once and that was yesterday while Chad has been here for two days ahead of the match.”
“All the news you will hear from Nigeria are bad maybe if we win that will be the good news.”
“Morale is low, on behalf of the team the skipper have spoken with the authority, they said they will pay but we the players don’t know when”
The Sierra Leone Football Association media representative Abdulai Bundu is unavailable for comment.
However, the team’s administrator as head of competitions, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay denied all allegations but did not state whether the players have been paid or not.
“The allegations are not true,” Sorie told footballsierraleone.net
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