The Ethics Board of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) issued a letter on May 11, 2023, requesting an explanation from Thomas Daddy Brima, the president of SLFA, regarding allegations of breaching the Ethics Code, Regulations, and Statutes of the Sierra Leone Football Association.

According to the letter, the Ethics Board, responsible for enforcing the provisions of the SLFA Statute, Code of Ethics, and Regulations, is aware of a circulating video featuring Thomas Daddy Brima participating in the nomination event of the Flag-Bearer and Running Mate of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) for the upcoming Presidential Elections in Sierra Leone, where he represented the SLFA.

The allegations against the SLFA President are as follows:

Daddy Brima allegedly engaged in a political activity by attending and making a speech at the Celebration Rally for the Nomination of the SLPP Flag-Bearer and Running Mate on May 2, 2023, at the Brima Attouga Stadium.

He attended this event in his capacity as the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association.

The aforementioned facts allegedly amount to a breach of Article S(1), (2), (3), (4), (7), and Article 6(1) of the Ethics Code and Regulations (2020 edition), as well as Article 3 of the SLFA Statute.

The Board urges Daddy Brima to refrain from interfering with the investigation, as any evidence of such interference will result in an immediate suspension from the executive committee. The investigation will proceed to address the allegations made against him.

Furthermore, the Board requests Daddy Brima to respond in writing to the allegations within 72 hours of receiving the letter.

They also encourage him to provide any exculpatory evidence he wishes to share with the Board. The Board will carefully examine his response and evidence. If further details are required, the Board may request Daddy Brima’s presence for additional questioning. He is advised to bring a legal representation of his choice, if possible.

If Daddy Brima fails to respond, the Board will proceed with the matter and publish the findings. It is important to note that Daddy Brima is presumed innocent until proven otherwise after the determination of this matter.