Members of Parliament (MPs) who are in the Parliamentary Sports Committee have disclosed to Awoko Sports that they are not going to encourage any premier league which will be played like a gala.
This is a result of information received that Africell has raised issues about conditions for their sponsorship, and the premier league board have not been successful in securing sponsorship from other avenues. Therefore they have decided to organize the league regionally meaning those in the provinces are playing in the provinces while those in Freetown play in Freetown similar to the way gala competitions are organized.
The MPs expressed their frustrations that even after some teams have got sponsorship they cannot play a better league only to involve in gala matches. This is the reason they say why companies or individuals are not coming on board to sponsor teams because at the end they will not see a proper league. This they complained further is what has been affecting the teams over the past four years now.
The MPs have vowed to prevail on the stadium management to close the doors of the National Stadium and not allow any form of gala in place of the premier league, until they have put their house in order to start the league. This kind of ugly development with football teams is why they will never progress in any international match they grumbled.