By Ian Hughes & Mohamed Fajah BarrieBBC Sport
Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Bangura could quit international football if the country’s football association does not resolve its problems.
The SLFA is beset by infighting and governmental interference and Bangura says he has had enough.
“If the fighting continues, I will not respond to call-ups,” he told BBC Sport. “If nothing is fixed what is the point of being there?
“The stakeholders are not doing a good job for the football team to achieve.”
The 26-year-old is also unhappy at what he considers to be unfair criticism of the Sierra Leone players.
“No-one wants to be in a national team and not achieve. People put the blame on the players but what can the players do? Football is all about preparation, we are not magicians, we are not like God who can dictate what will happen,” he said.
“If we fail to prepare then we prepare to fail. We are not going to achieve anything even if we have players from the top leagues.
Kei Kamara does not want to play for Sierra Leone
“Since I joined the national team I have never had an enjoyable moment.
“People criticise the players, they say ‘these players never play for their country’ or ‘they only deliver when it comes to their club’. But, think about it, we never have to fight for the basics at our clubs – we have everything we need to prepare.”
Bangura, who recently joined Chinese club Dalian Yifang, claims Sierra Leone players are not being players with the most basic resources.