The administrative secretary of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Abubakarr Kabbah (Sweet Kay), has revealed to Awoko Sports that they are happy for the peace in the West African Football Union (WAFU).
Abubakarr noted that since 2004 there had been infighting in the union which caused it not to organize any regional competition, but as the two factions had decided to bury their differences they were very happy for that.
“We expect the two bodies to come on board to organize competition that will develop football in the sub-region,” he noted adding that infighting in the union had affected the region over the past years since last year when Amos Adamu was elected unopposed as the new president of WAFU by nine out of 16 members in a move to oust Anouma
Abubakarr noted further that another meeting which was held in Abidjan maintained confidence in Anouma who was elected president of the organization in 2004
In this connection the Confederation of African Football (CAF) then brokered an agreement where Adamu would take over the leadership when Anouma term of office expires in April.
When the president in waiting Amos Adamu visited Sierra Leone last year he questioned in a press conference Anouma’s ability to lead the union as he did not have the expertise to hold such an office.
He further informed journalists that it was not about being president but ensuring that the region regained its lost glory by organizing both male and female competitions.
And he also mentioned that he had used his office to secure a four million dollar sponsorship deal for WAFU to kick start the competition, and that only the countries that supported him in the fight would benefit from the donation.