The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) issued a statement today expressing regret over the abrupt ending of the 2023/24 FA Cup Final in Port Loko.

The match, which was scoreless at the time of the incident, was halted due to crowd trouble.

According to the SLFA statement, the incident occurred during “a crucial moment in the match,” prompting officials to prioritize the safety of everyone involved. The cause of the disruption remains unclear, and the FA Cup Organizing Committee awaits reports from the referee and match commissioner for a full understanding.

The SLFA strongly condemned any form of violence or unruly behavior at football matches, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of players, officials, and fans. They pledged to work closely with relevant authorities for a thorough investigation.

The FA Cup Organizing Committee will convene soon to review the reports and determine the appropriate course of action. The SLFA will provide further updates once the committee completes its assessment.

The statement concluded by expressing appreciation for the football community’s support and urging all stakeholders to remain calm and respectful during the investigation.