April 14, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) and East End Lions Football Club will all attend the forthcoming Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) congress in Makeni.
Confirmation of the two parties being cleared to attend the congress came following yesterday’s (Monday April 13) meeting at State House which was chaired by the Secretary to the President, Osho Coker and attended by representatives of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL), the Sports Ministry and members of the football family.
According to a press statement from the NOC-SL, 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 of the country should participate.
“There will be an open session of which the honourable Minister of Sports will give his address. The closed session will follow to which all SLFA delegates from the four regions will participate,” the release reads.
It was also revealed that the SLFA has agreed for the president of the NOC-SL, Dr. Patrick Coker, to chair the congress.
SLFA media officer, Abubakarr Kamara, when contacted for the FA’s reaction to the latest development, said they will make no comment on the issue.
Both East End Lions and SRFA could not be reached for their official comments.
It could be recalled that the SLFA had earlier stated that the Southern Region Football Association will not be part of the April congress on the ground that they had withdrawn their members from the FA.
But chairman of the Bo District Football Association (BDFA), who is also a member of the Southern Region FA, Kofi Deen Nyarko, had dismissed such claims saying the withdrawal of their representative, Samuel Kamara, from the SLFA Executive Committee “does not imply we are not part of the SLFA”.