President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has warned the Seven Man Working Group of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) that the identification of delegates for the next Congress should be done in a transparent manner to ensure all stakeholders are adequately represented.

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“This is will help to bring an end to issues affecting the game,” he said. The president issued this warning whilst being updated by the Seven Man Working Group set up to look into football activities in the country.

Speaking shortly after receiving the update, President Koroma expressed delight over the preparatory work the Committee has been doing before planning to embark on the identification of delegates across the country who will attend the upcoming Congress. “As a government, we are committed to that process,” he affirmed, saying that “the process is the last hope of government to bring sanity to football in the country.”

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He said government was aware of the potentials in football and pledged to do everything possible to restore sanity, especially in ensuring the talent and potentials of young people are actualized to the fullest.

“Football is not just about young people. We also have old folks who have developed great interest in it,” the president said, expressing firm hope to receiving the final report that will restore ultimate sanity in football within a limited time frame.

Chairman of the Committee Dr Sheku Conteh thanked the president for his timely intervention, and assured him of putting modalities in place together with the SLFA to restoring sanity in football. He explained that the process of identifying delegates, which will take place between 10 – 17 May, 2016, will involve various stakeholders to ensure transparency in the exercise.