Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The 2023 Kono District Football Association Competition, the first edition of this competition under the leadership of Chairman Abu Bakar Mansaray, has concluded successfully. This tournament encompassed three categories: U-12, U-14, and the District League, designed to connect district teams through football and facilitate talent scouting for the district football team.
The competition kicked off on July 28, 2023, featuring ten U-12 clubs, twelve U-14 clubs, and thirty-two clubs in the district league. In the U-12 category, the teams were divided into two groups, while the U-14 category had three groups. The district league comprised eight groups, with all matches held at the Koidu Community Football Field.
Mattia FC from Group B and Soccer Rangers from Group E emerged as finalists among the thirty-two teams in the district league, with Mattia FC securing victory with a one-goal win over Soccer Rangers. Golden Soccer from Group A and Hill Station from Group B reached the U-12 finals, where Golden Soccer FC triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shootout. In the U-14 category, Cosmos FC and Golden Soccer Academy faced off, and Golden Soccer emerged the winners, prevailing 3-1 in a penalty shootout.
Golden Soccer claimed the championship title in the U-12 category, while Cosmos FC was crowned U-14 champions. Mattia FC secured victory in the District League competition. The winners received cash prizes, with the U-12 champion earning Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Leones, the U-12 runners-up receiving One Million Five Hundred Thousand Leones, and the U-14 champions taking home Five Million Leones. The District League champions were awarded Ten Million Leones, while the runners-up received Five Million Leones. BT/7/11/2023