The Chairman of the FIFA’s Normalization Committee, Mr. Alie Fornah has vowed to take football stakeholders to the much trumpeted SLFA elective congress scheduled for July 27, this year if only he has genuine support from stakeholders.
The mandate of the Committee will soon come to an end and the Chairman has made his position clear, that he has no intention of a possible extension, stressing that the future of the country`s football lies on the long awaited congress.
“My reputation comes first and I will not allow few people to tarnish my good image for their selfish reasons.” Mr. Fornah stated.
He however maintained that in other to have credible SLFA elections, there is the need to have regional and district elections first. “Its part of our mandate to conduct elections at all levels and later proceeds with the national FA elections. We have to start on a right footing to prevent what is currently affecting football” he noted.
He therefore urged stakeholders to cooperate with the Normalization Committee so that together they can chat the way forward for a peaceful, transparent and credible election that would be universally accepted.
However Mr. Fornah’s statement has received some backlashes from some stakeholders this press spoke to. According to them, even though they welcomed the pronouncement of the elections there is no need of having district and regional elections.
“It will be waste of time and resources as nothing would change,” they predicted.
By Martin Wusha Conteh