Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The Friends of Attouga Mini Stadium Organization (FAMSO) has taken measures to plan the quarter-final matches of the Famso Inter-Community competition. This football event brings together eight community teams and involves the Sierra Leone Police to ensure transparent and safe proceedings.
The quarter-finals are set to commence on Friday, October 27, 2023, with a match between Black Hall Road and Patton Rovers Community kicking off at 4:15 PM.
Emmanuel Kpulun (CSP), LUC Harbour Division at Ross Road Police Station, highlighted the importance of these meetings with the remaining community teams as the competition progresses to a crucial stage. He emphasized the need for transparent and fair matches, with a focus on the conduct of the teams’ officials and fans to ensure a peaceful environment during and after matches.
Kpulun called on community teams to prevent fans from invading the field during games and also discouraged the sale of bottled drinks near the stadium, as it could pose security risks. He urged the organizers to deploy additional marshals to enhance security in the field during matches.
Amidu Koroma, Secretary General of FAMSO, assured that all eight community teams would have their community marshals present at each match, from the round of eight to the finals of the competition.
Desmond Crowther from Mountain City expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting with the police, believing that the communities are ready to cooperate according to the agreed guidelines. Alimamy Conteh, the team manager of the DE House Community, found the meeting fruitful, especially in addressing fan behavior and the conduct of match officials. B T/26/10/2023