Central One Football Association (COFA), on Saturday January 26th 2013 during their award ceremony, launched a project worth One Hundred and Twenty One Million Leones (Le 121,000,000) geared towards building the perimeter fence of the Parade Ground field and the construction of a pavilion.
The ceremony took place at Tabernacle Hall, Circular road in Freetown.
According to COFA Project Manager, Tommy Kajue, he said that the association has resolved to develop the Parade Ground so that spectators will not enter the pitch, and a pavilion so that the field will not only be accessible for COFA games but also opened to the public.
“The Perimeter fence will cost Twenty One Millions Leones and the Pavilion costing Eighty Million Leones, all running to the sum of Le 80,000,000.
The Guest of Honour, Usman Boie Kamara in his brief speech assured COFA that Government will give their total support to the association, and that he will meet with the association’s executive to talk about the way forward.
WAFA’s Chairman, Abdul H. Kanasieu in his statement assured the COFA executive that the project will be presented to SLFA.
After the launch of the project, awards were given to various winners in this year’s COFA inter-area Community league, and the Champion, Belgium Sellers, received the Giant Trophy in cash of 10 million Leones presented to them by Fred Claye.
The runners-up, Ascension Town, received a cash of 5 Million Leones. The award for the best print media houses went to the following: Awoko Newspaper, Leone Sports and Salone Times. The Electronic media award went to sports and entertaining radio station- Radio Mercury FM 92.0, the Sierra Leone Broad Casting Corporation (SLBC) and Kalleon Radio.
The award for the best reporter of the tournament went to Alimamy Sesay a Roving Sport Journalist and, and the best Presenter went to Abdul Fofanah.
COFA Chairman Sammah Sesay considered the association a strive to the development of football in both non-division and community levels, and successful despite the fact that the finals never ended in the inter-community league.