“I Don’t Want Anything to do With Sierra Leone Football Again” – What Mohammed Kallon Said After SLFA Disqualification in 2013
Sierra Leonean Football Legend and Chairman of F.C Kallon, Mohammed Kallon has vowed to disassociate himself with anything related with the Sierra Leone Football. Kallon said this after He was disqualified from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) elections in 2013.
Kallon who played for Inter Milan and AS Monaco is currently aspiring to lead the SLFA in 2021 but has been disqualified again having failed to meet the nomination requirements.
In 2013, Kallon was disqualified for not meeting the requirement of Article 32 (4) of the SLFA Constitution which requires him to have resided in Sierra Leone for a period of no less than five years prior to the election date.
Kallon who rejected the decision at that time stated that it was politically motivated. According to the Ace Striker, the then Minister of Sports, Paul Kamara deliberately disqualified him to have Isha Johansen elected unopposed.
He added, “I have given over 19 years of my life playing for Sierra Leone, spent a lot of cash on Kallon FC and helped to develop kids – more than 15 boys now have a career professional football abroad – and produced 80% of the players now playing for Leone Stars, this is how they are paying me back.
“I now know I’m not appreciated and wanted in Sierra Leone by the government as a whole. In this regard my team Kallon FC are dead. I don’t want anything to do with Sierra Leone football again.”