Former Leone Stars skipper, Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo and Goalkeeper, Christian Caulker have both reacted to the Sierra Leone Sports Ministry and National Sports Council’s (NSC) decision to lift their ban on match-fixing allegation.
The Sports Ministry and the NSC on Tuesday March 10th in a press statement lifted the suspension levied on four players and 11 officials on match-fixing allegation to ensure that the planned April 17th -19th SLFA congress is devoid from any conditionality.
The Leone Stars pair were not impressed with the decision, stating that their careers have been damage by both the Sports Ministry and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) with false allegations.
To quote him the skipper said: “Since their false allegations, I have missed the chance to play for clubs in England and other topflight leagues across the world. But I will not let this go because I am going to fight to the last drop of my blood or my last cent to prove my innocence and also take action against those who dragged my name in the pool.”
Kargbo has promised to take legal action against officials of the SLFA and all those responsible of accusing him of match-fixing.
Christian Caulker, equally was not moved by the decision. He said: “I am innocent and clean of such allegations. I only know it is a matter of time the truth will always prevail over false allegations and evil.”
However, the former FC Kallon goal-stopper used the opportunity to ask for his refund of over $2000 from the SLFA.
Karbgo and Caulker were two of the four players that includes Ibrahim Koroma and Samuel Barlay that were accused of the match-fixing alongside 11 officials.