Football Administrators, the Police, Sports Ministry and the SLFA executive are setting a new stage for Christmas Showdown which many will live to remember in Sierra Leone.
Fresh reports coming from the Sport Ministry are suggesting that the stakeholders Congress is going ahead as planned, despite rumors of the Inspector General of Police has rejected application from the Sierra Leone Football members to convene congress Saturday 20th 2014.
“The Ministry of Sports is in charge or sport and have given our approval for congress, the outcome is final, both the police and National Ebola Response Commission (NERC) has no business to determine the holding of Football Congress.
“The Congress is going ahead.” Deputy Sports Minister Al Sankoh.
The IG has said the Stakeholders needed clearance from National Ebola Response Commission headed by Rtd Major, Alfred Paolo Conteh who is allegedly supporting the FA boss Isha Johansen.
According to our sources former East End Lions administrator, Alhaji Yunisa Alim Sesay Aka Awoko will be interim chairman and the Lions Chairman Sanusi Kargbo his deputy if everything goes accordingly.
Both parties will be releasing a press release soon according to our sources. However, the Stakeholders resolving to sign a resolution dissolving the entire Exco including regional Chairmen.
With the interim committee taking over football for 6 months, while investigating all issues such as accounts, sponsorship, suspension of 15 individuals, etc.
More to follow, as it is not yet confirmed which authorities are winning the race. It looks like Sierra Leone may end up with two Exco committees and long legal battle may lead to FIFA ban.
Meanwhile, according to media report in Sierra Leone, the SLFA president, Madam Isha Johansen, is alleged to have breached several clauses in the association’s constitution – ranging from contravention of the Statutes of the SLFA, conflict of interest, match-fixing and financial impropriety.
Football Sierra Leone understands that “Isha Johansen as President of the SLFA and Proprietor/CEO of FC Johansen abused her position as President by being part of a meeting scheduled to discuss the transfer matter of the two players thereby contravening Article 35:3 of the SLFA Statutes, which states: ‘Any member of the Executive Committee must withdraw from the debate and from taking a decision if there is any risk or possibility of a conflict of interest’.”
“Madam Isha Johansen later influenced the outcome of the decision reached by the Executive Committee by authorizing the release of the players as free agents – to be released without payment of a transfer fee. But the management of FC Johansen only released the players after the payment of Le10,000,000 and 2,000,000 each for Ishmael Koroma and Hussein Hassan respectively.”
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