SLFA Trains Over 50 Football Clubs

By Ayodele Deen-Cole
Representatives from all fifty football units have concluded a two-day CAF club seminar at Atlantic Hall Stadium Hostel.
The two days event was attended by owners and secretaries from seven premier league clubs and several other division one and two clubs.
During the opening of the seminar the President of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Madam Isha Johanson said that the seminar is a sign that football is growing in the country and that they are doing all their best to reach out to all football stakeholders nationwide. According to her, the aim is to address the lack of administrative and technical structures in the game. This, she said, is to ensure that the country is well represented in all CAF competitions.
“As it stands now, most of our clubs in the country do not meet the requisite readiness for the competition,” Madam Isha Johnson stated, adding that the training will go a long way in upgrading officials who will in turn use it to transform their clubs by putting up the necessary structures needed. The Director of Sport, Ibrahim Bangura welcomed the initiative of the SLFA and pledged government’s support to the course. He urged participants to use the knowledge gained in transforming their individual clubs and country at large.
According to the Secretary General of SLFA, Chris Kamara, a similar seminar was organized for stakeholders in 2011, but that nothing positive came out of it.
SLFA, Mr. Kamara said, will soon start looking for the necessary set criteria before registering a club for any competition.