The founder of the Sierra Leone International Football Academy (SLIFA), Benjamin Gordon, has disclosed to Awoko Sports that the technical team has started assignment training with some of the players.
He mentioned that during the first two days of training about 48 players were identified by the technical team.
Gordon noted that the academy would be catering for about 30 locals between ages 14 -19 who would be resident in the academy.
“We are going to do everything possible to keep up to international standards,” he said and noted that some of these players in the academy would be sold to local and international clubs if the technical team felt that they were up to the task.
Benjamin maintained that there were no fixed periods for any player to be in the academy as it would be left with the technical staff to determine that.
He said the academy would be run on a private basis to make it very independent, and that after putting up the structure they would advertise vacant positions to be occupied by Sierra Leoneans.
And if every thing goes on as planned one of the players, Lansana Kamara who has been identified by the technical staff, will be leaving for Norway to sign a contact with Korsvoll a division two side.