The Secretary General of the National Female team Nicky Spencer Coker has disclosed to Awoko Sports that the National Female team will start training today at the National Stadium in preparation for their West Africa Football Union (WAFU) female competition that should take place in Nigeria from July 21st-August 1st this year.
She disclosed that a technical team has been selected that would take care of the team for the entire competition. The technical team comprises of Anna Williams as head coach, Grace Brown Assistant Coach, Technical Adviser Derrick Boison, Assistant to Executive Committee Fornni Conteh and the Chairperson Isha Johansen.
She also revealed that the team would play series of friendly matches. The first friendly matches would be played in Kono this week and they will continue with the other friendly matches in other parts of the provinces like Bo and Kenema where they would scout for other players that would beef up the team for the competition.
She went further that the players were selected on their past and present performances and she also mentioned that any female player that is not involved in the on-going female league was not included in the selection.
This was the decision of the committee she emphasized and they are strictly going by that law. She also mentioned that as an executive they are doing everything possible to keep the team and trying their best to build the female football both locally and internationally
Nicky also disclosed that the team is expected to be funded by government along with funds provided by FIFA through the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).
She also revealed that come next year the Sierra Leone Female team will be able to participate in different categories of competition like the U-17 and U-20 female competition.
The 22 players that are expected to start training were selected from 6 local clubs in the country. From the Sierra Leone Police the players are Aminata Macarthy, Nana John, Melvina Moiba and Hawa Lombi,
From RSLFA the players are; Fatimeh Ajami, Bamba Vandy, and Ramatu Bangura. Soccer Angles the players are; Musu P Bangura and Mabinty Kamara. Prisons the players are; Yeanoh Koroma, Aminata Kamara, Sarah Johnson and Cynthia Biekersteth. Amazons the players are; Matha Conteh, Josephine Rogers and Zainab Macauley. East End Lioness; Musu Ansumana, Makaley Kamara, Mabinti Kamara, Isha Conteh, Sarah Turay and Fatmata Turay.