Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a recent turn of events, FC Kallon has ascended to the first position in the Sierra Leone Women’s Premier League after being awarded three points and two goals by the Sierra Leone Women’s Premier League Disciplinary Committee. This decision came as a consequence of their opponent, Malema Queens Football Club, failing to honour the rescheduled match on January 3, 2024, at the Angola field.
Malema Queens Football Club had initially requested a postponement of their match against FC Kallon, scheduled for December 30, 2023, citing a friendly match request from the Liberia Football Association via the Sierra Leone Football Association. The Women’s Premier League Board Secretary, in response, not only approved the request but also rescheduled the match to January 3, 2024, at the same time and venue as the original date.
However, Malema Queens Football Club, in a letter dated January 2, 2024, expressed concerns about the rescheduled date, citing player fatigue and health issues due to four matches in less than thirteen days, including two international friendlies sanctioned by SLFA. Despite their plea, FC Kallon was awarded the match in accordance with Rule 24.3 of the Women’s Premier League Rules, resulting in three points and two goals being granted to FC Kallon.
According to Rule 23.2.8 of the Women’s Premier League Rules and Regulations, if a team fails to participate in the rescheduled game without a just cause, they will face sanctions. Rule 24.1(g) further states that a team will forfeit a match if they fail to report for or honour a match without a just cause.
In other league developments, action in the Women’s Premier League will resume this weekend with a slate of fixtures. The league promises to deliver more exciting matchups as teams compete for supremacy in women’s football. BT/6/1/2024