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Two Billon Leones For The New Premier League Board


The government of Sierra Leone has approved Two Billion Leones (Le 2,000,000,000) for the country’s Premier League Board for the reopening of the long awaited Premier League on 27th January 2019.

In an exclusive interview with NewsWatch sports, the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Yelenkeh said that the first tranche of the amount was handed over to the board on 2ndJanuary 2019 and the rest later in the month.

According to the Acting Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Football Association ( SLFA), Abdul Rahman Swarray, the amount matches FIFA’s annual assistance project to the country, adding that the country has gone four years without a domestic league due to bickering within the football fraternity and Sierra Leone was suspended by the world football governing body following corruption allegations against the Football Association President and Secretary General, which they both deny.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Approve School Sports Promoters Association (ASSPA), Abu Bakarr Kamara has expressed hope for a new era in football in Sierra Leone, and said that football will only develop when a responsible government is willing to invest and create jobs for the youth.

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