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SLFA distances itself from State House decision

April 16, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.  

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Executive Committee, through its media department, has distanced itself from a recent decision taken during the Monday April 15 meeting at State House which, among others, gave the green light for the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) and East End Lions Football Club to attend the forthcoming annual congress in Makeni.

The meeting, which was chaired by the Secretary to the President, Osho Coker, was also attended by representatives of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL), the Sports Ministry and other key members of the football family.

After hours of deliberation, it was agreed by all parties present that the SLFA congress will hold in Makeni from April 17-19, and that all SLFA delegates from the four regions should participate.

Furthermore, a press statement from the NOC-SL stated the Minister of Sports, Paul Kamara, will give his address during the opening session of the congress, while the NOC-SL President, Dr. Patrick Coker, will chair the event.

However, in a Wednesday April 15 press statement issued by the SLFA head of media, Abu Bakarr Kamara, the Football Association maintained that the said meeting at State House was not an endorsement being backed by their Executive Committee.

The release reads: “Contrary to the content of the NOC press release, the SLFA Executive Committee was not in full attendance, therefore any discussions or deliberations in that meeting was not an endorsement backed by the entire SLFA Executive Committee.”

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