By AFESEH APONG
Sports writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
Clubs in Sierra Leone, have rejected a seven months date set for Congress to hold. The president of the Sierra Leone football Association, Isha Johansen had send out a press released on October 17, 2019, giving the timeline of April 2020 as a proposed date for an extraordinary congress, that will herald the election of a new executive, but the members of the Sierra Leone Football Association through a letter dating October 21, 2019, says they reject the proposed date, simply because the Isha Johansen’s led executive has overstayed in office for 26 months, contrary to Article 32:3 of the SLFA status. They say “The membership views another seven months extension as a mere ploy to perpetuate your illegal stay in office”.
The members also rejects three other Congresses, aimed at reviewing of the SLFA constitution, adopting the Code of Ethics of FIFA, and Election of electoral bodies. They say the Executive committee is violating the SLFA constitution by proposing agendas for ordinary Congress, against what is enshrined in article 27.
Based on their position, only two Congresses are needed, one ordinary and the other an extraordinary Congress. They are also firm that the ordinary Congress takes place in December 2019, while the extraordinary Congress takes place in January 2020.
On Thursday October 24, 2019, a court in Freetown also ruled that the Division one clubs in Sierra Leone, that went to court to seek injunction for the playoffs, have a right to do so.
It should be noted that on October 3, 2019, members of the Sierra Leone Football Association, wrote to FIFA, to complain about what they described as ” Two years of undue stay in office and constitutional violations by the Isha Johansen’s led executive.
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