Several months after claiming the Sierra Leone football title, the Ports Authority Football Club are still waiting for their championship trophy from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) executive.
Ports Authority Secretary General Idriss Tarawally (aka Mago) said the team received an official letter from SLFA immediately after their season concluded, declaring them champions. The letter came, however, at the same time as the latest SLFA congress.
According to Mago, SLFA has since not reported anything to Ports Authority.
“As a club, we have got a meeting and we have decided to write SLFA to enquire about their position on the presentation,” of the trophy he said.
If, for any reason, SLFA refuses to handover the trophy to Ports Authority, Mago said the club executive will meet and refer the matter to the team’s management committee to make an appropriate decision.
Mago went as far as to say the team will not participate in the upcoming premier league until they receive their trophy which they rightfully earned last season.
Mago said they have started their preparation for international competition gradually and the boys are currently undergoing training.
“We are also looking at some positions that we need to strengthen before the competition,” he said.
The Port Scribe wants SLFA not to put FIFA money to finance the national teams but to develop football in the country. SLFA registers the various football clubs, Mago said, so it should be SLFA that sponsors them.