After months of work, the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) has finally handed over the Kenema City Field to the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) following successful installation of the artificial turf by the Edel Grass Project.
Contractor Eden Grass of Holland handed over the project to SLFA and advised that the FA ensure standard utilisation and get security to man the field and protect the pitch, emphasising the cost of the project.
SLFA General Secretary Christophe Kamara held a meeting with the Sierra Leone Police in Kenema, who agreed to provide armed security for the field during the day and night.
The Project was officially launched by Madam Isha Johansen a year ago.
The SLFA is now set for the official commissioning of the field, while the installation of the perimeter fence and the solar light will kick-start early next month.
During their statements, the Edel Grass contractors, Mark Jonkers and Roman Kuttschreutter, advised the people of Kenema to own the project as the turf’s lifespan is 25 years.
On behalf of the people of Kenema District, the Chairman of the Kenema District Football Association, Dennis Ngotho Lassana, praised SLFA for such a timely development.