One of Sierra Leone’s female athletes residing in England and running for Victoria Park club has disclosed to Awoko Sports in a telephone interview that she was frustrated by the Secretary General of the association Sundifu Sowa.
Fatmata said that after the Commonwealth games in 2006 when she represented Sierra Leone, she was unable to represent the country in any other competitions because the secretary general did promise to invite her for trials but they failed to do so for reasons best known to them.
She also mentioned that this does not only affect her, but also Pato Bangura who also resides in London. She said because of the frustration she decided to run for Belgium, which has shown interest in her for the past years.
She further reiterated that this was the same reason why Eunice Barber has becomes French. She said if this situation continues many Sierra Leonean athletes in other parts of the world will one day changed nationality.
She also stated that if the likes of Sundifu Sowa is not removed from such position their will be no progress in the Sierra Leone Athletics Association because he does not have what it takes to be a Secretary General
In response Sundifu Sowa said that he is no way frustrating Fatmata Bangura as he has noting against her. He said since after the 2006 Commonwealth games he was suspended from office and he was only reinstated last year November.
He also mentioned that during the last Olympic Games in China they decided to take local athletes to the game as their was two fraction fighting by then but in the coming competitions he will try his best to contact them he said.