Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In anticipation of the upcoming second edition of the Sierra Leone Premier League, the Referees Committee, Referees Department, and the SL Women’s Premier League Board have joined forces to conduct a one-day training session for twenty-five female referees from across Sierra Leone.
The objective of the training is to refresh the female referees on the interpretation of new laws and enhance their understanding of crucial aspects of the game. Franklyn Marah, the Manager of the Referees Department in the Sierra Leone Football Association, emphasized the importance of interpreting the new rules accurately.
“Refreshing their minds and helping them understand the laws of the game will minimize some mistakes,” he stated in his address.
The training is seen as a crucial step in ensuring that the female referees are well-prepared and updated ahead of the much-anticipated league. With the referees slated to officiate the female matches, the organizers aim to elevate the quality of officiating in the upcoming league.
As the football community eagerly awaits the kick-off of the Sierra Leone Premier League, the training of referees plays a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity and fairness of the game. The commitment to continuous education and skill enhancement reflects the dedication of Sierra Leone’s football authorities to promoting excellence in the sport. BT/19/12/2023