The world’s football governing body, FIFA, has lifted Sierra Leone’s suspension from international competitions exactly.
The sweet development came a week after the country's court cleared both the country's Football Association President, Isha Johansen and Secretary General, Christopher Kamara from all corruption charges and were reinstated.
The Sierra Leone Premier League Board has today presented trophies for the 2018/2019 Premier League to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at a meeting held at State House.
Chairman of the Premier League Board, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, said they were meeting with the President to formally present to him the premier league trophies courtesy of the fact that the Premier League Board got substantial support from the Government, out of which they were able to organize the league as well as procure the trophies. He added that it was essential to present the trophies to the President as a show of respect and because of the President’s personal commitment to revive football.
President Bio taking the kick-off in the opening SLPB league matches
The Public Relations Office of the Sierra Leone Premier League Board (SLPLB) has stated that the Board has made the highest gains in gate proceeds for a Sierra Leone Premier League first round in the country’s football history.
Canadian-Sierra Leonean-born, Deedra Chestnut has on Monday night arrived in Freetown four days ahead of the much-talked-about fight with local-based champion Zainab Keita in the Independent Boxfest Championship.
The two ladies will go punch for punch, in a highly anticipated bout on Friday night, 26th April 2019 at the Siaka Stevens Stadium main bowl in Freetown.
Trophies and awards on display at the launching ceremony
The Sierra Leone Cricket Association has officially launched the T20 Cricket Men’s Premier League. The launching took place on Saturday 21st April 2019, at the Prince of Wales Oval at Kingtom.
The league is expected to last for ninety days with eleven clubs battling for the Championship Trophy. This year’s T20 format will take the form of home and away and the teams playing are: Asian Pro Cricket Club, Police Cricket Club, Midwest Cricket Club, Old Edwardians Cricket Club, RSLAF Cricket Club, Kent Cricket Club, Non Descript Cricket Club, Murray Town Cricket Club, Wanderers Cricket Club, and the Regent Olympics Cricket Club.
The massive overcrowding which led to violent acts at the National Stadium over the weekend and which almost turned into full-blown chaos; leaves much more to be desired.
While it is true that the National Stadium is very old and in dire need of total overhaul (demolishing and rebuilding from scratch), we are grateful to the Chinese that built the stadium. We are also thankful to the Chinese for doing general repairs and maintenance work on this edifice from time to time and when the need arise. It should be noted that the latest repair work done on the stadium by the Chinese came with words of caution and directives from the Chinese builders that the stadium capacity should henceforth never go above thirty-five thousand people (or thereabouts).
The Sierra Leone Bar Association engages the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association in a professional football friendly match at the Kingtom Academy over the weekend. The purpose of the match was to create professional unity among the two Associations and to create a friendly interaction among them.
The match was graced by different personalities from all walks of life and the momentum was very high because according to report this is the very first time these two professional disciplines are facing each other in a friendly football encounter.
Junction Star has emerged as champions in the 2 million leones Inter Area Gala competition as they defeated Shop Family Football Club in the Second Edition of the Competition organized by the Reggae Boys Social Club in Goderich.
A Sierra Leonean-born Ohio State University graduate is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Maggie Barrie isn't just looking to win medals — she also wants to inspire kids back in her home country – Sierra Leone. “Sierra Leone is a third-world country. It doesn't have a lot of resources. It went through a lot of turmoil and war. There are a lot of people who don't have opportunities that I do. As a young athlete, I promised myself I would always give back to my country. I wouldn't just be on TV — just represent them — I want to make a difference for young athletes,” Barrie said.
Magdalene Ada Duwai aka Ziggizz is a Sierra Leonean multiple award winning Professional Athlete who was born and raised in Freetown Sierra Leone where she went to school and studied Telecommunication Engineering at Njala University of Sierra Leone. Presently living in the USA where she is pursuing a professional football career.
Her passion for sports started at an early age playing football with her brothers when she was a little girl about the age of six, running around the neighborhood which became a norm at that tender age.
Lions, the killers from the East End of Freetown, made a magnificent start to the new season and sent their thousands of supporters dancing in delirium all the way back to their base as they mauled their traditional arch-rivals Mighty Blackpool 1-0 in the first round of Superclash 2019 ,at the Siaka Stevens Stadium last evening.
With a sold-out crowd of over 35, 000 watching and thousands more at home and abroad viewing live TV streaming by the SLBC and AYV ,
The government of Sierra Leone yesterday provided an addition of Le1.5 billion to the Sierra Leone Premier League Board (PLB).
It could be recalled that prior to the successful kick-off on Sunday of the Sierra Leone Premier League, between East End Lions FC and Mighty Blackpool at the National Stadium, the government had provided two billion (Le2B) to the PLB.
After a five-year hiatus, Sierra Leone’s Premier League has made a glorious return to the national stadium in Freetown. Thirty thousand fans, including President Bio, filled the stadium to watch two legendary local teams kick off the opening match of the 2019 season.
The suspended President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has appeared again in the dock before Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn of the High Court of Sierra Leone for corruption-related offences.
She is charged together with the suspended Secretary General of the SLFA, Christopher Kamara.
Acting President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Brima Manzolla Kamara has on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, officially presented 140 match balls to the Premier League Board ahead of the kick-start of the country's national premier league.