The campaign chairman for the Dream Team Idrissa Tarawallie (Mago) over the weekend disclosed in Bo town that the Dream Team has a national outlook.
“That is why we in the dream team when we take over the leadership in less than a month we are going to try and to build international credibility and relationship”
He mentioned that some members of this present executive are not going to some parts of the provinces because of the promises they have given to the people which they cannot fulfill. Those areas have been a no go area for them so how can you operate like that he asked.
Mago mentioned that soon some of the members in the current executive of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) who are supposed to set a better example are now leaving and their dubious activities will be exposed before the election.
“These are the kind of people who want to rule us for the next four years they will finally kill football in the country” he said.
Mago revealed that the Dream team has come to reconcile the game of football and try to bring sanity back to the game.
He stated that the relationship between the ministry of sports and the Sierra Leone Football Association is not good because of some of the executive members in the SLFA.
He pointed out “look at what government has done with the national team now – Sierra Leone can also boast of a chartered flight. Before now the national team would be stranded and pass the night in airports and before going for the match the players will all be in a fatigued state, but now government is doing well and the SLFA cannot appreciate government’s effort which is very bad if the game is to develop.”
He maintained that the present executive has abandoned the constitution which brought them to power four years ago and they have no respect for the stakeholders and the sub committees are not functioning.
He accused the current SLFA President Nahim Kadi of removing the office from the football academy at Kingtom to his house. “Is this the way to run a football administration” he questioned? “That is why the dream team has come to put things straight” he said.
The campaign chairman explained the aims and objectives of the dream team saying that they are going to decentralize the game so that every region and club will have equal opportunity.
He went further that they are going to protect the clubs and the regions and they too will organize their own league. “We are not going to give them pittance to organize leagues as this present executive always does.”
He said that they are going to do that so that every region will take up their own responsibilities to empower them so that they will have control in full.
He asked “how can you give about five million Leones to organize a league how much will each club have?”
He said FIFA is sending money to develop the game so you need to use the money for the intended purpose if the game is to develop.
He revealed that they are trying very hard to build the capacity of the regions and clubs by making them to have administrative courses so that every region or club will benefit from such courses.
Mago said that there are several courses which most stakeholders should benefit from but that this present executive have failed to make the courses available to them.
He said for the past four years this executive cannot boast of any financial statement which is very bad and they still want to continue to rule us.
He mentioned that the SLFA executive are expending money illegally as those monies spent should be approved by congress before any such spending.
He disclosed that the SLFA President Nahim Kadi is not in good terms with the players since the national team started training. Even when they go to camp he said the president never visits them. “This is the kind of leader we have in football – it is a shame – stakeholders need to vote wisely this time around to maintain their integrity enough is enough” he said.