Sierra Leone Premier league club, Ports Authority FC have authorised one Charles Dean to act as their representative on all issues relating to the trials of their winger, Nathaniel Tongovula aka Anderson with any clubs in the Major League Soccer (MLS) USA.
The 18 year-old is presently undergoing trials with Seattle Sounders FC’s second tier team but Ports Authority officials has revealed they are unaware of the player’s current trials arrangement with the MLS club.
In a letter dated February 17th 2015 that was addressed to the General Secretary of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), the Ports Authority FC scribe, Idrissa Mago Tarawallie called-on the SLFA to intervene in addressing the irregularity created by their Head Coach, Ken Tabi regarding the player’s on-going trials with the said club in the United States of America.
According to Mago, the player was earlier invited by Sporting Kansas City to undergo trials with them in June 2014 and it was on that note the midfielder secured the American entry visa.
“Since then we were left in the dark by Coach Ken on the player’s issue which urged us to invite him to a meeting and it was during the meeting we established the fact that Coach Ken was playing double standards and surreptitiously got the player’s parent to sign an agency agreement which is not registered with the SLFA,” Mago said and added,
“In our meeting with Ken it was resolved that we work with Charles’ arrangement but since then, our Coach has held on the players passport and frustrated every attempt to continue with Charles’ arrangement.” However, effort reaching Coach Ken on his telephone line has proved futile.