SLFA President: The growth of Women’s Football in Sierra Leone is a win for all

Thomas Daddy Brima, the head of SLFA, has praised the significant progress made in women's football under his leadership.

By Magdalene Konneh

The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Thomas Daddy Brima, expressed his delight in celebrating the achievements of the country’s female footballers during his closing remarks at the International Women’s Day Football Tournament on Friday evening at the Kenema City Mini Stadium.

Brima was particularly pleased with the conclusion of the Ram Kay/SLFA Women’s Football Tournament, which saw the Sierra Queens secure a 2-0 victory against the Liberian U20 team, with goals from Jariatu S Kamara and Adama Kargbo.

The Sierra Leone U17 team also played a 1-1 draw against their Liberian counterparts, with the Sierra Queens and U17 teams emerging victorious over their opponents.

Photo Credit: SLFA Media – Sierra Leone in action against Liberia

The matches were held in Kenema to celebrate International Women’s Day. The FA boss addressed dignitaries, media, and fans, reiterating his commitment to the football community during his speech.

Brima thanked the people of Kenema for hosting the tournament and expressed his appreciation for the Liberian Football Association’s support. He also stated his leadership’s commitment to ensuring the women’s football league is played annually.

“My leadership will ensure women’s football league is played yearly, ” he affirmed.

The chief of SLFA announced that modern artificial turf pitches are being constructed in Freetown, Port Loko, Bo, and Kono to replace the dusty fields.

Photo Credit: SLFA Media- Sierra Leone celebrating

He also said that exciting developments will be shared in the coming weeks, including providing buses to both the national male and female A teams and ensuring that football is a sport for everyone.

Brima thanked the technical staff of the Under-17 and Senior Female “A” teams for their exceptional work, the organizers, SLFA staff, and the Kenema District Football Association for making the tournament a success.

Photo Credit: SLFA Media -Sierra Leone receiving the champions trophy

In conclusion, Brima congratulated all the awardees and champions and wished all the incredible women in sport a happy Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has received commendations on the progress of women’s football in the country as football enthusiasts believe that the development of women’s football is significant as it promotes gender equality and inclusivity in the sport.

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