‘We’re determined to run football until our term ends’


…SLFA Vice President

April 22, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Vice President 1, Brima Mazola Kamara, has told football stakeholders that their executive is determined to administer football in the country until their mandate runs out in 2017.

Kamara’s proclamation comes in the wake of last Saturday’s congress in the northern town of Makeni, which ended in chaos.

Kamara, who blamed some of the stakeholders for what he described as “a hasty end to the congress”, said: “There were no fake delegates in the congress, some people just wanted to cause problems. I’m disappointed at them and I have a message for them, that we are determined to run football in Sierra Leone until our term expires.”

He further added: “No interim body will be allowed to organise congress; the world governing body FIFA will in fact not allow it to happen. We have the mandate as an executive to do that.”

The congress was postponed following a row over the eligibility of some of the delegates who were expected to attend.

The convening of the congress had been a contentious issue since last year when the SLFA Executive Committee failed to hold the annual event in the second quarter of the year, as stipulated in the association’s constitution.

The Executive Committee postponed it to January 2015 because of concerns over the outbreak of the Ebola virus. But the move was not supported by a large number of the membership who organised an unusual extraordinary congress via teleconference in December last year, after they were denied permission by the police to converge because of the public health emergency laws.