Sierra Leone Sports Minister, Paul Kamara has ordered the Sierra Leone Football Association’s (SLFA) Executive Committee to set aside all obstacles which could derail the planned April 17-19 2015 Extra- ordinary congress.
Paul Kamara who also doubles as the Chairman of the National Sports Council’s warning came just six days after the SLLFA general secretary, Christopher Kamara in a letter Dated February 10th ordered its members to regularise their statuses.
The SLFA scribe in his letter set out 10 conditions for them to be fulfilled by 17th February- (date which has already gone by) - to enable them to participate in the April congress scheduled for Makeni.
All members are to meet all financial obligations going back five years running into more than two hundred million Leones amongst others.
However, chairman of the SLFA interim body, Alhaji Unisa Alim Sesay as expected frowned at the SLFA correspondence stating that the ‘Barmoi Declaration they referred to is not a determiner for a congress. On their financial obligations he said they have agreed at the congress that such monies must be deducted from their allocations provided by FIFA.
Meanwhile, the Sports Minister in a letter signed by the acting director of Sports, Saidu Mansaray stated that, the issued raised in the SLFA letter to its members should be deferred until after the April congress.
The letter reads: “In order to get the SLFA to comply with the proposal of President Koroma-‘the President of the National Sports Council’ and in order not to prolong the impasse, the Minister of Sports acting in his capacity as chairman of the National Sports Council hereby orders that the SLFA executive committee should set aside all obstacles which will ensure that the date of the extra-ordinary congress set by HE the president is maintained without pre-conditions.”
“The issues raised in the said letter should be deferred until after the April congress when proper arraignments would have been made for their implementation.”