Provisional Status of Candidature of Nominees for 2021 Elections

Pursuant to the Electoral Process that commenced on December 21 2020, the Electoral Committee (EC) of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) is obliged to provide members of the SLFA, the nominees, the football family and the general public with an update on the current state of the process.

Article 11 of the SLFA Electoral Code of 2012 stipulates that all nominees must be examined for the suitability of their candidature.  According to the Electoral Schedule, that process should have been completed on January 31 2021 and notices sent to the individual nominees thereafter. The EC is pleased to report that it has satisfactorily completed its preliminary examination of the candidature of the 17 nominees.

However the committee has been earlier constrained to communicate its findings, due to the fact that fourteen (14) out of the seventeen (17) Nominees were petitioned by and amongst the membership of SLFA, on issues of their “suitability” to run for their respective offices.  The Committee, in its consideration and determination of the said petitions, notes with concern that almost all of the petitions forwarded to it fall out of the Committee’s remit/mandate as statutorily provided for under the SLFA Statutes and the Electoral Code. The Electoral Committee is therefore limited to only make any decisions on those issues around the nomination requirements/criteria as prescribed by its guidelines, which have been accordingly determined.

Consequently, the Electoral Committee is hereby pleased to publish a provisional list of candidates that are deemed “qualified” to run for the various offices, subject to the completion of their integrity test investigations and the petitions currently in process by the Judicial Bodies of the SLFA.

 NameCategoryStatus
1Emmanuel Saffa AbdulaiPresidentQualified
2Isha JohansenPresidentQualified
3Sadick Deen-NyarkohPresidentQualified
4Rodney MichealPresidentQualified
5Thomas Daddy BrimaPresidentQualified
6Augustine KamboVice President 1Qualified
7Anthony Navo (Jnr)Vice President 1Qualified
8Brima KamaraVice President 1Qualified
9Idrissa TarawallyVice President 1Qualified
10Alie Badara TarawallieVice President 2Qualified
11Francis Amara KonuwaVice President 2Qualified
12Abdul Kanasieu-RollingsEx-OfficioQualified
13Mohamed Sorie JallohEx-OfficioQualified
14Ramatulai KamaraEx-OfficioQualified
15Sheriff BarrieEx-OfficioQualified

The below candidates qualification are pending as stated:

 NameCategoryStatus
16Kweku LiskEx-OfficioAdditional information required
17John DissaEx-OfficioAdditional information required

DATED THIS 4th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021.

SIGNED:

Oluniyi Robbin-Coker

Chairman – Electoral Committee

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