One of the key players in the setting up of the Sierra Leone International Football Academy (SLIFA) Micheal Williams who accompanied the founder of the academy Benjamin Gordon to Sierra Leone said that Sierra Leone has a lot of talented players in the country.
He also left with the authority to have the structure to put everything forward as everything is just on the grass root.
He said he is here to help Benjamin to go ahead and develop his academy. One important way that he is going to help the players he said is after they have been graduated they will go to Norway to begin their career with good education.
He went further that he decided to join Benjamin when he saw one of his players in Norway and they started talking about ideas to try to lift the whole game in Sierra Leone with regards to the technical and administrative development and try to assist the football association in turning football into a business which in the long term will help the overall development of football in the country.
Micheal went further that his role in the academy is to assist in the development of the academy by being a link between the Norway academy and the SLIFA. He disclosed that he met Benjamin a few months ago and this is his first trip to Sierra Leone to see what the situation is like.
He mentioned that he has been involved in the game of football for the past five years now and originally he was working with the players but most of his time now is spent in business development of football working in Africa with clubs and football associations in developing countries and in Europe.
He appealed to Sierra Leoneans to keep focused and work hard so that they can get everything moving with regards to the football association. He promised that he will come back to Sierra Leone soon after the outcome of the football academy election to move the plan forward.