DECEMBER 16, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Former Western Area Football Association (WAFA) Chairman, Alhaji Unisa Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay, has dismissed talks of disunity and factions within the football stakeholders.
The owner and chairman of Premier League side Anti-Drugs Strikers said the current unification amongst them as stakeholders is something that never existed before, adding that football stakeholders are now ready to work as a family to develop the game.
“Before, we used to have the Rodney Michael/Foday Bangso camp and the Nahim Khadi camp, but such is no longer the case in our football. We are now a united family and we speak with one voice. The more we unite, the more our football will improve,” said Mr. Sesay, adding that “this is the reason why we as stakeholders are keen for the planned December 20 congress”.
The veteran football administrator, who was a key supporter of the embattled Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president, Mrs. Isha Johansen, is resolute in his call for the staging of the congress. He said the call for congress “is not in any way a witch-hunt against anybody” but a move that is geared towards reuniting the football family and map out the way forward for the game.
“We the genuine members of the FA want to determine the fate of football in this country, which is why we want the executive to account for its stewardship to its members,” noted Sesay. “We are going ahead with our Congress/Ebola launching; if the SLFA executive is interested, let them join us but their absence would not have any negative effect on our December 20 congress.”