The Sierra Leone Football Association has issued a press release responding to allegations relating to the refusal of paying  match Bonuses as a result of Player’s Suitcases

The Sierra Leone Association, clarified as follows;

1. All Allowances and bonuses provided by the Government of Sierra Leone through the National sport Authority for the Total Energies AFCON 2021 Group stage participation has been fully paid to all 28 players in the Leone Stars Squad.

2. The sum of $28,000 was however recently paid to the team by the Sierra Leone Fishing company through the Deputy Minister of Finance 2 Mr Bockarie Kalokoh as an appreciation for Leone Stars Performance in their first Group E match against Algeria, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

3. The SLFA Executive Council Committee had instructed the said money be shared among players upon the return of each player’s team suitcase, to which all Players had signed up and some have complied.

4. After the country’s elimination in the just concluded tournament, each, player was allowed to take home nine set of team jerseys as a souvenir.

The Press release concludes by encouraging all Journalists, bloggers and concerned individuals to kindly seek clarifications on all information about the Federation , through the Media Department, before publication.