SLFA officials beaten in Southern Region
November 24, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Some officials from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) are said to have been involved in a serious tussle with regional administrators in Pujehun, in the Southern region, which ended in exchange of blow.
According to reports from Bo, the SLFA delegation which included Vice President 1 Brima Mazolla Kamara, Abdulrahman Swarray, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay and few others went to conduct district election in Pujenhu but met stiff resistance which degenerated into a confrontation with members who questioned their eligibility to carry out the move.
The Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Southern Region Chairman, Mohamed Bash Kay, said the SLFA delegations were seriously beaten by officials and local youths who claim the move by the SLFA delegation was illegal as it was intended to conduct secret district elections without informing the membership.
“The officials opposed their move after they made an attempt to unseat the current executive of the Pujenhu Football Association. The SLFA Vice President 1 Brima Manzolla received several slaps before he ran to seek refuge in the bush,” Bash Kay said, adding “The secret election was about to be conducted when the officials were attacked and given severe been.”
The SWASAL reginal chairman further revealed that the matter was subsequently reported to the Pujehun Police Station where both part made statements.
Report from the SLFA media team has confirmed the ugly incident, but added they were trying to get more information from the officials involved before they would make an official statement.
This is the first time such incident has occurred in the SLFA regularisation drive. Similar moves had been done in Kenema and Kono, with the two districts claiming to have two rival executives running their affairs.