As the ongoing Central One Football Association (COFA)’s Inter- Community league reaches its climax, all roads will lead to the Parade Grounds on Sunday January 13, 2013 to witness the final battle.
According to the association’s scribe, Philipson C. Cole, he has slammed critics on allegation of playing the inter-community league with 48 teams.
Cole told Awoko Sports that his association has proved their critics wrong, in that at the start of the league, people were criticizing them on the pretext that the huge number of teams will make the league boring.
He said: “Most of these people are now singing songs of praise and even requesting us to organize an FA Cup. But as far as we are concerned, he said, we are reaching the climax of the league with the semi-finals kicking-off on Sunday.”
He went on “to be sincere, we never intended to play with 48 communities but nearly each and every community wanted to showcase their talents. Because we noticed that with the postponed Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) congress saga, which is yet to be held, we were aware that the local premier league will not commence so easily. We also took into consideration the number of young talented players that is increasing and who needs to be exposed to the nation. That is why we accepted all the 48 teams”.
Cole maintained: “We are kindly appealing to them, especially members of the Press, to give us their support to develop the game, rather than criticizing negatively”, he urged.
In the semi-final matches, Belgium Sellers and Ascension town Community booked their place into the finals, after defeating Krootown Road Community and Peninsula respectively.