Veteran football administrator Alhaji Unisa Alim Sesay has said that ruling bodies of Africa and world football will have no right to interfere in the current impasse engulfing the Sierra Leone Football Association.
Alhaji Sesay, fondly called Awoko, was speaking in a live interview in the Freetown based radio station Kalleone FM, which is owned by former Inter Milan striker and Sierra Leone legend Mohamed Kallon.
“The World Governing body FIFA, and CAF, both absolutely lack the locus or authority to dictate to any of their member football Associations on when and how they should run their football affairs as required by the football Statutes.”
He said over the weekend on Kalleone Radio 105.7 F M the ‘Spectacular Sports’, programme that the “stakeholders will not be intimidated by FIFA and CAF.”
The Chairman Steering Committee Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has reiterated that all fourteen premier league clubs, Regional and district football Associations are genuine members of the FA and that they can determine the fate of football in the country.
He warns that, “The executive should be in a position to account for its stewardship to its affiliates.
Executives’ members wants congress and have received the backing of the National Sports Council (NSC), who has urged the SLFA Executive Committee to respect the association’s constitution and convene an extra-ordinary congress on December 20, 2014.
“disastrous outcome needed in the “extraordinary” congress, changes needed in the running of the game.
“Therefore the absence of the SLFA Executive would not have any negative effect on the process because they are not members of the electoral college.” He said.
He called on all to understand the FA’s role while cautioning the General -Secretary and other executive members from making what he described unfortunate statements.
”Have you ever heard the General- Secretary of FIFA, CAF making statements in any of their Congress. But only in Sierra Leone that employees try to outshine their masters.”
By Alie Bittar