In a groundbreaking move that is set to transform the Sierra Leone Premier League, Leone Rock Metal Group (LRMG) has signed a significant sponsorship deal for the upcoming 2023/2024 season. This momentous partnership, which was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signifies a remarkable milestone for both the league and the country.
LRMG has committed an impressive $80,000 USD or SLL 1.8 billion towards the Sierra Leone Premier League, underlining their dedication to elevating the beautiful game in Sierra Leone.
The Chief Technical Officer of LRMG, Salim Sillah in announcing this sponsorship, emphasized that their commitment extends far beyond financial support. LRMG will also be providing referee uniforms and kits for the league, ensuring the utmost professionalism and integrity in every match.
Adding to the significance of this sponsorship, Leone Rock Metal Group will be introducing two prestigious awards – the “Player of the Month” and the “Coach of the Month” – to recognize and celebrate outstanding talent and leadership within the league. These awards not only serve to inspire current athletes and coaches but also act as a beacon of motivation for aspiring individuals across Sierra Leone.
The endorsement and support for this sponsorship deal have been resounding. The minister of sports, Augusta James Teima, expressed her delight, noting that this is the first time a mining company has sponsored the Sierra Leone Premier League. She also conveyed the full support of President Bio, who commends LRMG for aligning with his 5 Big Changers agenda. Minister Teima further added that the Ministry of Sports will work closely with LRMG to harness the potential of sports in revamping the country’s human capital.
Victor Lewis, Chairman of the Sierra Leone Premier League, expressed his gratitude to LRMG for their transformative partnership. Lewis believes that this collaboration will not only create job opportunities but also promote tourism in Sierra Leone. He confidently asserts that the Leone Rock Premier League, as it is now named, will be the most exciting and impactful season to date, thanks to LRMG’s unwavering support and commitment.
The announcement of this sponsorship deal was met with great enthusiasm at the official event, attended by various dignitaries, including the Vice President of the Sierra Leone Premier League, the Director of the National Sports Authority, and members of the press. The presence of these esteemed individuals further highlights the momentous nature of this partnership and the shared vision for a thriving football ecosystem in Sierra Leone.
As Sierra Leone eagerly awaits the commencement of the Leone Rock Premier League, fans, players, and coaches can anticipate a season filled with renewed vigor and excellence. LRMG’s sponsorship, coupled with their dedication to upholding the values of integrity and professionalism, is set to propel Sierra Leonean football to new heights.