Sierra Leone Premier League Board disciplines defaulting Referees

Premier league Board Chairman Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai

The Sierra Leone Premier League Board (SLPLB) wishes to inform the general public and fervent followers of the ongoing Sierra Leone Premier League that, in a way of ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the ongoing 2018-2019 League season, the Disciplinary and Protest Committee in accordance with the premier league rules and regulations have completed investigations on official complaints/reports received from previous league matches from across the country.
After thorough investigations and with evidences available, the committee was able to arrive at the following decisions from the respective matches as stipulated in the reports below:

Disciplinary actions have been taken by the SLFA Referees Committee against the following Officials on the 22nd February, 2019.

*Bo Rangers vs East End Tigers*

Referee: *Ibrahim Gassama – Kono*

Assistant Referee: *Joseph B. Koroma -Tonkolili*

The above Named Referees took decisions which did not conform with the Laws and spirits of the game contrary to Law 10.
In this regard the above Referees are demoted to Division one.

9th March, 2019

*FC Kallon vs Kamboi Eagles*

Referee: *Mohmed Daddy Conteh*

The above named Referee failed to interpret Law 12 for DOGOSO offence contrary to the Law of the game.
A player who commits an offense is sent off (Red Card) for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent whose overall movement is towards the offside goal by is an offense punishable by a Free kick by holding an opponent out of the penalty area.

In this regard the Named Referee is suspended for fourteen (14) days for failing to issue a Red card which is contrary to Law 12.

The Premier League Board is also assuring football fans of its total commitment towards ensuring a violence-free Premier League.

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