March 28, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
SLFA boss, Isha Johansen to meet with club owners again
Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), will today March 28, meet with Chairmen and Secretary Generals of the 14 Premier League clubs at the SLFA secretariat.
This will mark the first ever meeting between officials of the premier league clubs and the Football Association authorities, since the end of last Thursday’s extraordinary congress in Freetown.
“All club representatives (chairmen and Secretary Generals) are therefore urged to attend and on time as very important issues regarding proper planning of this year’s Premier League will be discussed,” the SLFA media notification reads.
During last Thursday’s congress, the SLFA boss, Isha Johansen, said the Football Association would provide almost US $29,000 for the immediate commencement of the Premier League and it would also provide financial supports to other domestic competitions including the female national league.
In January, the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou, after his first meeting with executive members of the SLFA and stakeholders, which was aimed at resolving the long and unhealthy dispute within the football family, revealed that the country’s premier league season will plan to kick-start in February, 2017.
Due to several reasons, the said league was deferred until after the extraordinary congress. Sierra Leone’s club last enjoyed Premier League football in 2014 before it was suspended due to the Ebola epidemic.
East End Lions were topping the 2014 campaign prior to its suspension, with 29 points from 13 matches followed by Gem Stars with 21 points from the same number of games played.