Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In an exciting announcement, the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has revealed the highly anticipated fixtures for the 2024 FA Cup. A total of 35 teams, including all registered Premier League Clubs and affiliated First and Second division clubs, are set to battle it out for glory.
The FA Cup kicks off with a knockout format, featuring three preliminary rounds. The victorious teams from these rounds will join 29 others in the thrilling Round of 32. The journey will continue through the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and ultimately culminate in the grand finale, scheduled for May 4, 2024, at the Port Loko field.
The competition is set to commence on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, with two exciting matchups. Kamboi Eagles will play host to FC Johansen, while Bhantal FC will welcome Khalifa FC at Trade Centre. The action continues on Thursday, January 25, 2024, with Kahunla Rangers FC hosting East End Tigers FC at the Kenema Field.
Head of Competition at the Sierra Leone Football Association, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, affirmed that the FA Cup is meticulously organized in a knockout phase, promising fans a thrilling and intense tournament.
One of the most exciting revelations is that the winner of the 2024 FA Cup will earn the honour of representing Sierra Leone in the prestigious Confederation Cup during the 2024/2025 season. This adds an extra layer of significance to the competition, as clubs vie not only for domestic glory but also for the opportunity to make their mark on the continental stage.
Football enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the kickoff on January 24th, as the nation braces for a spectacular journey towards crowning the next FA Cup champion and the Sierra Leonean representative in the Confederation Cup. BT/19/1/2024