A presidential aspirant in the forthcoming Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) elections, Sanusi Bruski Kargbo, has warned the president Isha Johansen-led board against postponing the football house polls billed for next month.
According to Sanusi, who was formerly an ally of the incumbent, the board will only be given the grace of two weeks to conduct the SLFA elections after the expiration of their term on August 3, 2017.
Sanusi was speaking during the ceremony organised for him to officially declare his intention to run for the SLFA presidency. The ceremony was held at the Victoria Park, Freetown on Friday.
In his words, the East End Lions F.C chairman said: “We are getting rumors from the Isha led constituency of their proposed bid to FIFA in postponing the elections till December. We are giving them a clear message now that they only have a limited time at the Secretariat until 3rd August when their term expires as per the constitution.”
“I will send this message to you all, when elected as the next SLFA president, I will not be going for any revenge or be sparring with anyone, I will be the unifier for our beautiful game. My main aim will be to restore Sierra Leone back to its place in Africa and the World at large,” Sanusi further added.
He promised to influence companies based in the country to financially support the game. The multi construction businessman said: “I will also ensure that we seek consortium sponsorship with companies operating in the country to support the game.”
Incumbent president Isha Johansen has not declared her intention to run for the seat again officially though Chris Kamara, her Secretary General, says she’s in the presidential race in addition to being the favourite for the SLFA top job. However it is widely believed that Sanusi’s decision to run is a big blow in her quest to retain the seat she won in controversial style in 2013.