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Sierra Leone in football brawl as SLFA struggles to restore credibility - News in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone in football brawl as SLFA struggles to restore credibility
Published On : 2019-08-20 09:52:08
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Sierra Leone was dubbed in a football brawl following breaking news in the social media that the most outstanding striker in the premier league last season, Musa (Tombo) Kamara has abandoned his contract with the Swedish club Trellerborgs FF.  

Musa Tombo signed a three-year lucrative contract with the Swedish side recently which report claimed was about 75,000 British Pound Stalling. The Sierra Leone Football Association was worried that the decision of Musa might affect Sierra Leone international standing in the football arena. “As custodian of football, the primary aim of SLFA is to secure the well-being of its players and to protect the integrity of the game”, SLFA press release reads, dated 19th August.

Prior to the contract signing by the striker with Trellerborgs, there was a dispute between AIK football clubs Sierra Leone, the parent club of Musa and the Eastern Lion Football Club the Killers that loan the player last season. SLFA has convened a status committee meeting between the two clubs to investigate and resolve the issue according to release.

Fingers are pointing to Eastern Lions for a hand in Musa’ return. Some sections of the public are accusing them of ‘doing everything possible to cancelled the strikers’ contract in Sweden. The striker threatens to commit suicide if he was not returned to Sierra Leone. Musa has since been returned and he arrived on Monday under the custody of SLFA for probing.

Musa Tombo waiting for a flight on his way back to Sierra Leone

Chernor Musa Jalloh, the agent of Musa Tombo Kamara in an audio making rounds in the social media was frustrated over his returns and blame witchcraft. “His mother called and talk to him, but he could not listen”, the agent said. He furthered that the striker came from a poor family and that abandoning a lucrative contract was unthinkable. “Musa was manipulated through witchcraft and God will judge them”, he ended.

In earlier audio realised on social media, the player said that the weather is too cold and that he cannot adapt to the climate. Mr. Jalloh refuted the claim from the striker saying, “This is summertime in Europe. Europe is hot now”, he went on, adding that he had never gone to the black magic people. However, his consultation with several of them indicated that the striker was manipulated by witchcraft.

Isha, president of SLFA together with other football families

Meanwhile, the Eastern Lions Football Club the Killers put out a press release, condemning the social media rumour in their role in Musa’s return. “We have not been in contact with Musa since he left Sierra Leone”, the statement reads. The press release further states that it was disingenuous on anyone to concoct conspiracy theory and defame the reputation of the club. SLFA, the club went on was handed their claim and that they will directly deal with the SLFA until they reach a conclusive agreement.

Since his arrival, the player has put out a video, claiming he had wanted to represent the country in the international stage that was why he protested to come back.

The public has reacted to the video differently saying the player was forced to make such a statement by the SLFA that was in custody of the player since his arrival yesterday. “I am now worried about this boy, he needs help”, Augustine Bengeh said. “This is a joke”, Jaward said, furthering that playing for the country has nothing to do with his return. “Other players are in Oman, Azerbaijan who have been called up for the international competition.


By Fasalie Sulaiman Kamara


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