Buck United – one of the new all female team in the country on Sunday at the National Stadium main bowl won the Kingtom Football Association (KFA) Female league by defeating their opponent RSLAF female team by a lone goal.
Sarah Sesay who won the best player award during the competition scored the only important goal for her side in the first half of play to clinch this year’s Kingtom female league competition.
After receiving a through pass from her colleague, she wasted no time in blasting the ball into the net which hit the hand of the RSLAF goalie.
During the match Buck United were more composed and determined to win the match at all cost to win their first major trophy while their opponent RSLAF were most times casual and losing the ball most of the time in the midfield.
The President of the association Alhaji Tawallay before distributing the prizes, certificates and trophies to the teams and sports personalities in his speech said the day marks another milestone in the history of football and sports as a whole.
He stated that this was the end of an audacious venture and at the same time the beginning of a new era in female football in our country.
“As we arrive to a successful end of this competition through the joint efforts and selflessness of many people and organizations around us” he said he felt proud to witness the grand final of the kingtom football association female football league “a competition that has been in shambles for more than four years.”
“We started this competition with nothing absolutely I repeat nothing absolutely we started the whole football league with little resources.”
Honestly, this competition has been marred by a lot of financial complexities “yet we endured, yet we strived” but “We knew that what we were embarking on will not bring money into our pockets but will give a boost to the game in our country.”
The Kingtom Football Association he explained “is just a small group of students from the Universities and colleges and journalists – we all depend on people to support us but we went against that fact and decided to rejuvenate female football.”
Female football he said has attracted millions of people in other parts of the world.
“Even our neighbors are making significant progress in the area of female football,” he noted lamenting “We have seen Nigeria, Ghana and others taking part in inter-continental competitions but Sierra Leone is nowhere.”
“I believe this is a starting point to identify talents to play for our national side” he said.