FIFA turns down volume on SLFA uproar

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World Football body FIFA say they are not making any comments as the Sierra Leone FA comes under pressure to make reforms. Photo, FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter and SLFA’s President Isha Johansen  

Football Sierra Leone contacted FIFA for their reaction on the latest development that executive Members of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) The stakeholders are calling for an extraordinary congress.

Responding to our email, FIFA has declined to comment on the subject – Executive Members of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) The stakeholders have unanimously resolved to invoke Article 28 of the SLFA’s Statutes.

Dear Alie “We have no comments to make.”

According to the released, “members of the Sierra Leone Football Association at a Stakeholders Consultative Meeting held at the Siaka Stevens Stadium on Sunday 16th November, 2014 has unanimously resolved to invoke Article 28 of the Sierra Leone Football Association Statutes to convey an extraordinary congress to be held on Saturday 20th December, 2014.

According to them, “The Agenda suggested for the Extraordinary Congress is to discuss the conduct and activities of the Football Association for the period 3rd August, 2013 to date”.

In conclusion, members resolved as follows:- (I) A Committee of eleven (11) members was elected headed by Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai including the four Regional Chairmen representing their various Regional Football Associations and six other members to spearhead and coordinate the campaign on the fight against EBOLA.

(II) A Steering Committee was elected and mandated to pursue the convening of an “extraordinary” congress pursuant to the provision of article 28 of the SLFA statutes on Saturday 20th December, 2014 at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Brookfields, Freetown to discuss the conduct and activities of the SLFA and other related matters therein.

(III) The Steering Committee was also mandated to liaise with the relevant authorities including SLFA, FIFA, CAF, the National Sports Council of Sierra Leone and other Football Confederations, etc.

Copies of the Release was also sent to the General Secretary of FIFA Mr. Jerome Valcke to informed FIFA accordingly. To General Secretary, CAF, General Secretary, UEFA, the President, SLFA and the Director of sports, National Sports Council.

By Alie A Bittar

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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