FC Kallon’s CEO Mohamed Kallon has expressed concerns over the alleged illegal transfer of its former player, Bankole Cole to East End Lions.

Kallon believes that East End Lions unlawfully acquired the player without proper release from his parent club.

Expressing dismay at what he perceives as a lack of professionalism within Sierra Leone’s football industry, Kallon clarified that FC Kallon has never engaged in loan deals with Real Mack, the club from which Cole was allegedly loaned, but rather operates under joint venture agreements with percentage stakes in player sales.

Despite East End Lions’ recent announcement of Cole’s signing from Real Mack FC, Kallon revealed that FC Kallon has never participated in loan arrangements with Real Mack, casting doubt on the legitimacy of the transfer.

East End Lions had announced Cole’s acquisition through a post on their Facebook page, hailing his performance during a purported loan spell with FC Kallon and describing him as a highly sought-after talent. The post reads: β€œWe are delighted to announce the acquisition of dynamic midfielder, Moses Bankole Coker from Real Mack FC. With an illustrious career that saw him shine during his loan spell with @fckallon, his exceptional performances made him a highly sought-after talent,”

Despite the controversy surrounding the transfer of the Player, Bankole has commenced training with his new club. Bankole is well known for his ball retention capabilities and offensive prowess. He normally helps to link the midfield and attack, often operating in the areas between the central midfielder and center forward.

He joins other new signings like Alhassan Conteh and David Alpha from Golden Dragons.