Le200 million tears Gem Stars of Tongo apart
Residents of Tongo Town in the lower Bambara Chiefdom are reportedly in disagreement over Le 200 million presented to management of Gem Stars football club.
Just recently, management of Koidu Holdings understandably reached to the rescue of Gem Stars football club thus making a donation of Le 200 million to enhance the running of the club.
Findings have it that there is serious battle among club officials which, according to some community members, may possibly hamper the club’s progress.
It could be recalled that Gem Stars football club is owned by the Tongo Field community.
Findings articulate that a Member of Parliament presenting constituency 17, Francis Konuwa, who has longed relinquish his position as chairman of the club, has made a come back nay intimidating honest members, who on countless occasions have had the time to patch up with the team.
Sources say that the team was demoted from the premier league to first division owing to financial support.
That Honourable Francis Konuwa who was chairman unreasonably declined his position and as a result saw a breakdown in the management of the affairs of the club.
It is a fact that Hon. Francis Konuwa did take an interview with Cotton Tree news, where he publicly made a pronouncement that he has given up his position as chairman of Gem Stars football club.
The relegation of Gem Stars from the premier league, it is disclosed, was as a result of the team’s failure to honour seven matches.
According to residents of Tongo Field, it is regrettably revealed that the return of Honourable Francis Konuwa as chairman seemed a ploy to fleece the team of its Le200 Million support by Koidu Holdings.
It has reached this press that hard working executive members including elders of Tongo Town have promised to make a quit should persons keep on marginalize them.
In an interview, Zamal Zayat said he has spent his time, finance and energy to up keep Gem Stars.
He furthered that himself and few others have made sacrifices on the club without receiving support from anywhere.
“Now that Koidu holdings has come to the rescue of the team, the likes of Hon Francis Konuwa and cohorts have hurriedly re-occupied positions they had abandoned and have been making efforts to dethrone some of us,” Zamal said.
By Sam A. Lahai, Kenema
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