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New row to hit Salone football

By Sahr Morris Jr. January 15, 2016

The ongoing impasse in Sierra Leone football is set to take new dimension after club owners opposed to the Isha Johansen led administration have vowed not to honour their financial obligation under her administration.

A letter dated January 13, 2016 signed by the Sierra Leone Football Association’s (SLFA) General Secretary, Chris Kamara, is asking members to honour their annual subscription fee of Le500,000 for 2016 to the association’s Ecobank account.

The letter reads: “We kindly inform you that your annual membership subscription fee for 2016 is now due and you have yet to honour such payment.

“In this regard, we kindly remind you that pursuant to Article 70 par.1 of the SLFA Statues, membership subscription are due on 1 January each year. Furthermore, Article 70 par.2 of the SLFA Statues underlines that it shall be the same for every member and shall be Le500,000 only.”

Several stakeholders, when contacted by Concord Sports, reacted in the negative, saying they will never heed to such a call from the Madam Johansen administration.

Director of Sports, who also doubles as acting Manager of Central Parade, Noel Horton, said: “We Central Parade will never obey such rubbish. In the first place let them inform you how they spent the US$2 million from FIFA.”

Secretary General of the Western Area Football Association, Kasho J. Holland-Cole, laughed at the SLFA call, noting that “this is an open confrontation by the SLFA”.

But Secretary General of FC Kallon, Blamoh Robert, said they are monitoring the situation and will make an official statement later.

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