Mahmoud FC takes on Police in Cup opener
April 10, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Mahmoud FC will entertain Sierra Leone Police FC on April 21 in the opening ceremony of the inaugural Western Area Football Association (WAFA) regional Ladies Cup tournament.
Mahmoud FC and Sierra Leone Police FC will start the ball rolling at the Fourah Bay field, which would house all the 45 matches in the tournament.
The tournament will continue the following day with both Victory FC and Amazon FC taking on each other, while on Sunday April 23, the military ladies, RSLAF FC will open their campaign against Soccer Queens.
Another uniform side, Sierra Leone Prisons FC will host newcomer Premier AC on April on April 25 and the independent day action will be between Rural Queens FC and Red Eaglets FC.
The mouthwatering and possibly crowd pulling match will be on Saturday April 29 when the combat ladies of RSLAF will entertain their arch-rivals, Sierra Leone Police.
According to the WAFA Secretary General, Kashor Holland-Cole all the 10 participating teams will be playing against each other in a single leg.
“One key reason we decided to limit the tournament to one legged was because of the rains, “Holland-Cole said and confirmed that the top four teams will automatically qualify for the National Ladies Cup tournament which will be run by the SLFA.
The SLFA who are the official sponsors of the tournament are expected to provide Le 69, 400,000 (Sixty-Nine Million, Four Hundred Thousand Leones).
In related development, officials of the 10 participating team will undergo a-day seminar before the start of the competition where they are expected to be taught on the rules of the games plus technical and administrative issues.
The 10 participating teams; Mahmoud FC, Sierra Leone Police FC, Victory FC, Amazon FC, RSLAF FC, Soccer Queens, Sierra Leone Prisons FC, Premier AC, Rural Queens and Red Eaglets FC within the Western Area.