Makeni, SIERRA LEONE – Musa Santigie Kamara, the Assistant General Secretary of Wusum Stars of Makeni, has made it clear that “the club has no political affiliation.”
His statement comes in response to growing accusations that a few members of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) who are involved in the club’s administration have influenced its political stance.
Speaking at the team’s inaugural pre-match press conference at the North East Region Football Association (NERFA) on Friday, Kamara, on behalf of Wusum Stars management, expressed gratitude to the media in Bombali and throughout the nation for their support since the team’s return to the Sierra Leone Premier League two seasons ago.
While acknowledging that the current chairman, Osman Tot Kamara, and a few others are APC members, he emphasized that the club has never endorsed any member’s political aspirations, even when the chairman sought the Makeni Mayoral ticket under the APC.
Kamara also highlighted the financial struggles faced by Wusum Stars, including low revenue generation from matches and the need for support from club officials, questioning how the team could be deemed political while confronting significant challenges.
“Wusum Stars is not a political team, but is open to anyone who wishes to support us morally or financially.”
“We wholeheartedly welcome the statement made by the Mayor of Makeni city council, His Worship Abubakarr Lamtale Kamara, during the unveiling ceremony of our players for this season.
“He emphasises that Wusum Stars, as a district club, should not be associated with politics, as a club we echo his sentiment by affirming our commitment to being apolitical.”
Kamara concluded by inviting members of the public to join Wusum Stars’ pursuit of their maiden Sierra Leone Premier League title. ARW/5/11/2023