Football stakeholders may drag SLFA, FIFA to CAS


May 13, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Members of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have expressed their dismay at the world football governing body, FIFA’s alleged interference in the running of the local game, thus threatening to make an official complaint to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Interim Chairman of the newly formed SLFA group, Alhaji Unisa Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay, told Concord Sports in an exclusive interview that they will not hesitate to drag FIFA to CAS for “‘bringing the game to disrepute”.

Sesay said: “As bonafide members of SLFA, we no longer recognise the Isha Johansen executive and we are not expecting FIFA or any other international bodies to deal with her or any member of her dissolved executive.”

He added: “They no longer have any mandate to represent us under the name of SLFA and as members, we will frown at any move by FIFA to have dealings with the dissolved executive and we will not hesitate to drag the SLFA and FIFA to CAS.”

This latest outburst from the controversial football administrator and his team came just days after the FIFA media department confirmed that they are monitoring the current situation within the SLFA and are in regular contact with the Madam Johansen executive.

On May 6 this year, the SLFA members publicised their decision to again dissolve the Johansen-led Executive Committee during the April congress in Makeni, which ended inconclusively.