The maiden National Women’s Elite League otherwise known as the National Female Premier League has commenced today, Saturday 15th October, 2022 by His Excellency the President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, who was accompanied by Her Excellency the First Lady, Dr. Fatima Maada Bio.
The league was officially launched in the midst of thousands of football fans, party supporters and well meaning Sierra Leoneans who saturated the streets of the northern city of Makeni and later converged at the Wusum Field to give the first family a triumphant welcome full of pomp and pageantry.
The rejuvenation of the female sports is another fulfillment of the President’s manifesto commitment.
Today, male and female football have gained steam again in Sierra Leone with huge investment being made by the State to promote various sporting activities.
In his address to the female footballers, supporters and fans in the city of Makeni, His Excellency the President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio expressed elation over the revival of female football, while clarifying that this is the first time in the country’s history to host a female premier league.
He assured the audience of government’s continuous investment to promote the sector.
The development of football, he said, forms part of human capital development by providing training and job opportunities for women to reach their fullest potentials.
He encouraged the various stakeholders to remain steadfast in promoting the game despite any challenge on the way.
President Bio thanked the leadership of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) for supporting the Board while also encouraging the Board to take up the challenge and make the league a success.
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