Following the Sealed off of the Sierra Leone Football Association administrative office at Kingtom, earlier today for failing to adhere to a court order; the Lawyer of the two players who initiates a lawsuit against SLFA says they are ready for an out-of-court settlement compensation of US$1.5 million each according to Musa S, Kamara a Journalist who spoke to him.

According to Musa the Lawyer further revealed that SLFA has been dragging their feet to resolve the matter that is why they opted for a bailiff Intervention.

SLFA was ordered last month to pay two former Leone Stars players, Samuel Barley and Ibrahim Koroma US$3 million after the court ruled that they were defamed in the 2014 match-fixing allegations.

What is match-fixing?

In the simplest terms, match-fixing is when players, coaches or officials conspire to ensure a game finishes a certain way, be that a win, draw or loss for one team or another.

In 2014, some Leone Stars officials and players, including Samuel Barley and Ibrahim Koroma, were accused of match-fixing and subsequently banned from playing for the national team, which also affected their professional careers.

In 2020, Barley, Koroma, and other officials were cleared of any involvement in the allegations of match-fixing.

In 2024, the Court gave a verdict directing SLFA to pay the two former Leone Stars players US$3 million.

The SLFA, led by President Thomas Daddy Brima, who is currently out of the country on official duty, has responded swiftly to the situation. President Brima has directed all staff to comply fully with the court’s decision while assuring the public that the association is working diligently to address the legal issues at hand.