February 10, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Old Edwardians Football Club has sacked their head coach Musa Kallon following his alleged issuing of death threats and raining of abuses against the club’s chairman, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai.
Kallon’s dismissal was contained in a leaked letter dated February 9, 2016, which states that his contract with the club has been terminated with immediate effect.
The former Sierra Leone national U-17 coach’s sacking came just five months after his appointment, and one of the reasons given by the club was that the former FC Kallon coach “has violated the cardinal values of our club, which [are rooted] in the inherent ethics of St. Edwards Secondary School”.
The Old Edwardians FC chairman, in an apparent attempt to clear speculation over the issue, said: “I personally recruited Musa to coach the team and gave him all the authority. I had stood by him despite everyone saying I should not employ him because of his attitude.
“I went to Bo with him and drove him in my car. We played and joked throughout. On Saturday we played against East End Lions and we sat on the bench and talked nicely. But on Monday he called me on the phone without any explanation and started using abusive motherly [invectives] against me and threatened to kill me if I ever visit the team’s training ground.”
However, according to Musa Kallon, he became angry with the chairman after learning that the players were not fed before the match.
He said: “I was not pleased after I noticed the players went on to play the match without eating anything. As a professional coach I will never accept such.”
Kallon is no stranger to controversy; he fell out with his younger brother Mohamed Kallon, the players and management of FC Kallon during the 2004/2005 league season.
He was also banned for a year after forcefully stopping a league match between Kallon FC and Diamond Stars by letting his daughter sit in the centre of the field after the players refused to play under him.