President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has issued a stern warning to the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Seven Man Working Group that the identification of delegates for the next football association congress should be done in a transparent manner to ensure all stakeholders are adequately represented.
According to a release from the State House Communication Unit, President Koroma who also doubles as President of the National Sports Council issued this strong warning after an update by members of the Seven Man Working Group on their assignment.
He said government was aware of the potentials in football and pledged to do everything possible to restore sanity, especially in ensuring the talent and potentials of young people are actualized to the fullest.
“Football is not just about young people. We also have old folks who have developed great interest in it,” the President said as he expressed firm hopes to receive the final report that will restore ultimate sanity in the game within a limited time frame.
Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Sheku Conteh thanked the President for his timely intervention, and assured him of putting modalities in place together with the SLFA to restoring sanity in football.
He explained that the process of identifying delegates, which will take place between 10 - 17 May, 2016, will involve various stakeholders to ensure transparency in the exercise.
The latest from President Koroma could give hope to members of the football family who are still opposed to the Isha Johansen led administration which took over the affairs of the game in August 2013.