Rodney Michael: Disqualified
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has announced that the Association’s Elective Congress has been rescheduled to take place from the 14th and 15th of May 2021 in Makeni City.
The press release stated that the SLFA Electoral Committee has decided based on the Electoral Guidelines NO. 4 (Service of Appeal) part 4.2; which said SLFA Code of Ethics art,72 and SLFA statutes 2019, to dismiss all Appeals in relation to the decisions of the Ethics Board.
The release stated that in its letter to the appellants, the Appeals Committee said: “It does not have the jurisdiction to hear matters adjudicated by the Ethics Board of the SLFA”
Speaking to Beyond Borders, one of the aggrieved parties, Rodney Michael, told this medium that he has refused to make any comments on the press release from the SLFA Secretariat and that his legal team was looking at the whole process of his disqualification. He said he will come very soon to the general public about his position on his disqualification.
Confirming the press release from the SLFA, the Head of Media and Marketing, Ibrahim Kamara, told Beyond Borders that indeed the press release came from the SLFA Secretariat and that it was for public consumption. Responding to questions on the change of time of the SLFA Elective Congress which was earlier scheduled in April this month, the SLFA Head of Media said the change was due to the work of the Ethics Committee, which was to vet all candidates that were vying for the different executive positions of the FA. He said “having gone through all the process and procedures of the Ethics Committee vetting all aspirants, there was a need for a postponement of the elective congress which is now rescheduled for 14th and 15th May 2021.”