Sheffield United did not stop WAFA playoff
The Chief Executive Officer of Sheffield United Football Club, Fred Clay (photo), has told journalists that it was not his boys that stopped the Western Area division one playoff between Belvic United and Real Republicans Saturday 17th September at the SLFA Football Academy in Kingtom, but rather an order from the Chairman National Sports Council, Vice President Samuel Sam Sumana and Minister of Sports Paul Kamara.
He said in a letter dated 16th September 2011 written by the above named officials it was stated that both SLFA and WAFA should stop all playoffs for until the matter in court is settled
He said WAFA and SLFA attempted to boycott instruction given them by insisting that the game should be played, but with the intervention of security officers the match was halted.
Our reporter Prince Scott was at the scene and told us that the confusion arose between supporters of Brookfield’s United and Sheffield United soon after the Secretary General the Sierra Leone FA, Abdul Rahman Swarray, announced that the forenamed teams have both booked a placed to the Premiership Playoff to be held in Makeni.
That upon such pronouncement, supporters of Brookfield United were in jubilant mood whereas for Sheffield United it was not welcome news at all.
Supporters of either team later engaged in the exchange of words which resulted to a fight. Brookfield United supporters stormed the field with knives and other harmful weapons.
The misunderstanding lasted for about two hours. The police later intervened and persons detained at the Western Police station at Adelaide Street.
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