New Era for Women’s Football in Sierra Leone

There has been an exciting development for women’s football in Sierra Leone, as the Women’s Premier League officially kicked off on the 15th of October. Photo: SLFA_sl (Twitter)

There has been an exciting development for women’s football in Sierra Leone, as the Women’s Premier League officially kicked off on the 15th of October.

In new era for the women’s side of the game, the first-ever professional league will provide a platform for footballers in the country to showcase their talent.

In its six months season, 12 privately-owned clubs will battle it out for title and prize honours, which will be handed over in April 2023.

According to the media release on FIFA.com, it has been more than three years since Sierre Leone has had a women’s league in operation.

Head of the Premier League’s board, Asmaa James Kamara said: “What we’re seeing is a genuine transformation of women’s football in Sierra Leone. It is a transformation that has received the financial support of FIFA, through its Forward Programme, and the Sierra Leonean government.

“Whether you look at it from a global or a national viewpoint, we all know the advantages that football has to offer,” she added. “We would love to see Sierra Leone play a full part on the world’s women’s football scene. Let’s hope this league can help make that happen,” Kamara concluded.

 

Photo 1 Caption: There has been an exciting development for women’s football in Sierra Leone, as the Women’s Premier League officially kicked off on the 15th of October. Photo: SLFA_sl (Twitter)

Article source: FIFA.com

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