November 30, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, has admitted that there are plans to introduce an inaugural cup competition for women in the country.
Since the SLFA lifted their ban on all football activities following the declaration by World Health Organisation (WHO) of the end of Ebola Virus in the country, the SLFA are yet to organise any senior club competitions.
However, the SLFA chief in a recent interview with African Independent News without border writer, Thomas Kwenaite, disclosed plans for the inauguration of a cup competition for women while appealing to corporates and the private sector to assist in reviving the country’s Premier League football.
The report reads: “Johansen says they are appealing to corporates and the private sector to assist in reviving the Premier Soccer League. They are also planning for the inauguration of a cup competition for women.
“We have run out of funds, but we cannot throw our hands in the air complaining. We must find a way to continue. Ebola was horrible… and travelling was quite a challenge, but we overcame those difficulties.”
She was further quizzed about Sierra Leone’s elimination from the 2018 Fifa World Cup campaign by Chad, and she said: ““Elimination from Russia 2018 was painful. We now need to find a way to continue fighting.”