The said decision to stay away from all SLFA activities moved just 24-hrs after the country’s President, Ernest Bai Koroma moved to resolve the impasse within the football family and ordered a new date for congress.
According to sources close to the stakeholders, they were happy for the timely intervention of the President and are looking forward to a congress date which is expected to be announced by the President- following an agreement by both that the President will fix a date for the congress.
“For the good of the game and for sanity to be restored in the game which we all love and spend our money on we have decided not to take part in any activities organized by the Isha Johansen administrations until after the congress,” said an authoritative source from the nine-man stakeholder’s interim committee.
It was on this note that he invited the Minister of Sports Paul Kamara, SLFA President Isha Johansen, rival chairman Alhaji Unisa Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay, the Inspector General of Police Francis Munu to a meeting at State House to solve the power struggle in the football family.
It was reported that after mediating, it was agreed that a new congress be staged but a disagreement over the date occurred when the sports minister and Alim Sesay proposed a date for the new Congress in February whilst Johansen suggested April.
The disagreement led President Koroma to inform all parties that he will fix the congress date with regards to security and health issues in the country to which all parties agreed.