They say money can’t buy you happiness. But 400 million Leones should put a smile on the faces of players and coaches on the NTL football team. That’s how much money Founder and President of NTL Albayrak Turkes is investing in his beloved football team.
The large of sum of money will be used for paying player allowances, sending the team to international matches, and purchasing adequate equipment, among other uses.
Turkes, an avid football fan, said the team will engage in several international matches with professional clubs in Europe, with the first friendly in December of this year.
Abu Sankoh, the head coach of the NTL football team, said that they started with 100 players countrywide and cuts will be made to gradually reduce the team to 22 players by the end of the month.
Sankoh mentioned that the final 22 players will sign a two-year contact with the NTL team and he promised to lift the NTL football team to international standard.