High drama as Edwards fire coach Musa Kallon

09
Feb

Old Edwardians coach Musa Kallon (pictured) has reportedly been released on bail and sacked by the club after allegedly issuing death threats at the team’s chairman Emmanuel Abdullai Saffa.

After just five months in charge Kallon, whose Edwardian side was beaten 2-1 away at Bo Rangers on their opening day of the controversial Premier League, has paid the price of an alleged misconduct.

Edwards said in a statement that the former FC Kallon coach “has violated the cardinal values of our club, which in noted in the inherent ethics of St Edwards secondary.”

Club head Saffa has confirmed that he reported the matter to police and Musa was detained and released on bail for the alleged death threats and claims of verbal misconduct.

In a social media exchange, Saffa described the build up to the fracas. He claimed that he and Musa were on good terms before the match but matters boiled over unexpectedly after the defeat.

“Further, you went ahead to threaten to beat and kill the chairman of the Old Edwardian Football club.

“At St Edwards, the use of abusive language in the form of motherly invectives and unpredictable words are extremely frowning at,” the release continued.

Kallon is a prominent name in Sierra Leone football and has capped several times for national team scoring two goals in a match against Niger 5-1 in order to qualify Sierra Leone for the 1996 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

He also coached Sierra Leone in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland after winning the 2nd place in the African U-17 Championship that year.

Kallon coached his younger brother’s club to a runner-up position in the 2004/2005 League. He fell out with his players, management and his younger brother who later sacked him.

In 2005, Kallon was banned for a year after forcefully stopping a league match between Kallon FC and Central Parade by letting his daughter sat in the centre of the field after the players refused to play under him.

Musa Kallon could not be reached for comment on the matter but footballsierraleone.net will endeavour to publish his version of the story as soon as it is available. However, the club says they will still undertake to resolve the issue internally after the fired coach was released on bail.

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