FIFA confirms monitoring SLFA situation


By Sahr Morris Jr. May 12, 2015 

The world football governing body, FIFA Media Department has confirmed that they are monitoring the current situation within the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).

Last Wednesday (May 6), football stakeholders in the country once again moved to dissolve the Isha Johansen-led Executive Committee and issued a stern warning to FIFA that no third party interference will force them to reverse their decision.

However, in a bid to get FIFA’s reaction on the latest impasse, a spokesperson from the football governing body, in an exclusive interview with Concord Sports, confirmed that the situation is under their watchful eyes but would not make further comments for now.

“We are monitoring the situation and in regular contact with the Sierra Leone Football Association. For the time being we have no further comments to make. If you wish to quote FIFA, please simply quote a FIFA spokesperson,” reads the reaction from the FIFA Media Department.

In an interview with Alhaji Unisa Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay, who now claims to lead the SLFA, they are awaiting FIFA’s reacting to their correspondence.

“We are yet to get a reply from them but we hope they will soon react to us because we have informed them with all documentary evidence of our decision,” Sesay said.

The current impasse in the country’s football started since Madam Johansen came to office in August 2013 in a controversial election. She went unchallenged after former Inter Milan and Monaco striker, Mohamed Kallon and football administrator, Rodney Michael were disqualified.