Stakeholders and fans of Sierra Leone’s most decorated Football Club Mighty Blackpool, have on Saturday April 15th 2017, dissolved members of the club’s executive committee after their two years mandate expired a few months ago.
According to former Assistant Manager, James Fofanah, known by his nickname, J.J., the dissolution of the past executive was done peacefully as each and every member including the fans accepted the decision based on the fact that their mandate has expired and due to their Constitution a new committee should be setup to run the affairs of the Club.
“The meeting was convened to chart the way forward especially when clubs are preparing to play the Premier League”.
“We unanimously agreed to stand them down and appoint a 12-man interim committee charged with the responsibility of running the activities of the Club for one year,” Fofanah explained.
Amongst those appointed are Zaino Kpaka, Alpha Timbo, Christian Dauda, based in England, James Fofanah and more.
Fofanah stated, “The current setup is a good blend of football lovers and philanthropists that are willing to rebrand Mighty Blackpool Football Club”.
“Each member in the committee is expected to contribute a minimal amount of Le 500,000 per month. Even the fans have been told to contribute at least Le 50,000 per month so that we use those monies to develop the Club, sign players and pay their salaries”.
Fofanah mentioned that the players have gone without salary for several months and the newly appointed executive committee will soon look into their issue and see how best they will amicably sort it out.
He vehemently denied that they’ve offered to sell the club, stating it is not for sale.
“The Club was established in 1954 by group and no one has the power to sell it. I want to assure the nation that we are working towards reviving the Club so that we regain our past glories,” Fofanah assured.
By Bernard Turay
Wednesday April 19, 2017.