The Sierra Leone Football Association looks set for a showdown with some of its affiliates and members after refusing their demands to call for a congress which will address burning issues. Photo, SLFA boss Isha Johansen.
In a vehement response the FA stated it will hold a congress in January 2015 as planned and not December 20, 2014 as requested by aggrieved football officials.
According the FA. “The Sierra Leone Football Association will want to make it emphatically clear that, it will and able to convey its annual general meetings (Ordinary Congress) as stipulated in the statutes of the SLFA.
“Date notification January 29th -30th, 2015 has been given to members. FIFA and CAF have consented to the said date.”
It could be recalled that on November 16, 2014 at the Siaka Steven Stadium, the stakeholders during their meeting executive members have unanimously resolved to invoke Article 28 of the SLFA’s Statutes.
According to the Stakeholders, this came as a result of the abnormality and serious lapses within the administration of Sierra Leone Football Association, gross violations of its statutes and the total disregard of the membership by the Executive Committee which has brought the game into disrepute.
Meanwhile, The Sierra Leone National Sports Council (NSC) has convened a session for passage and has urged the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) executive committee to respect the association’s constitution and go ahead with an extra-ordinary congress as requested by Stakeholders.
Acting Director of Sports, Saidu B Mansaray stated “The Ministry of Sports and National Sports Council are calling on the Executive of the SLFA to convene the Extra-Ordinary Congress of the Association on the 20th December 2014 in accordance with the provision of the SLFA constitution as demanded by the SLFA members”.