According to SLFA, the just concluded league ended late to register Sierra Leonean clubs for the competition. However, investigations reveal that the Premier League Board had written to SLFA informing them of champions-elect when it was clear that league will end late and there was already a clear winner based on the table standing.
Isha Johansen, in a meeting with the Minister of Sports, bragged that no clubs will be registered for the CAF competition because “CAF did not recognise the league.”
However, it is clear that that is not actually the reason for her failure to meeting her public official obligation. The real reason is the Isha Johansen once classed the league as illegal and by registering the clubs will be a slap in her face.
Chris Kamara, Secretary General of the football association, wrote on a various social media platform that they were not informed of the winner of the league. That until the Premier League Board submit a report, they cannot register clubs.
What is baffling is that if SLFA really love football and Sierra Leone, and have witnessed some of the league matches, they knew the league was ending after the 30th June deadline.
They could have registered the country’s representation leaving the specific blank like the Egyptians did. The Egyptian league is still ongoing and their FA registered their country’s representation leaving specific names blank.