Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The Sierra Leone Women’s Premier League encountered an unfortunate incident during the match between FC Kallon and Mogbwemo Queens on Friday, February 9th, 2024, at the Mohamed Kallon playing field in Angola. The match concluded with a victory for the visitors, Mogbwemo Queens, with a score of two goals to one (2-1).
However, what should have been a celebration of women’s football turned sour when violence erupted after the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the match. Supporters and officials from one of the clubs were reported to have instigated and perpetrated the violence.
In response to the disturbing incident, the Women’s Premier League Board promptly issued a press release, addressing the unfortunate events that transpired at the Angola field. The board strongly condemned any form of violence and expressed its commitment to taking necessary steps to address the situation.
While investigations are underway, the Women’s Premier League Board encourages players, referees, commissioners, and coordinators who experienced violence to report such incidents to the relevant authorities. The board assures the public that allegations of violence will be treated seriously, and appropriate actions will be taken within its jurisdiction to bring the culprits to justice.
In a bid to safeguard the integrity of the game, clubs, and officials, the board announced plans to increase the presence of security personnel at each match venue. This proactive measure aims to prevent future incidents of violence and ensure the safety of all stakeholders involved in women’s football in Sierra Leone.
The Women’s Premier League Board remains committed to upholding the values of fair play, sportsmanship, and respect, and is determined to create an environment where women’s football can thrive without fear of violence or intimidation. BT/12/2/2024