The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has recently unveiled this year’s premier league board at the Football Academy at Kingtom in Freetown.
The board comprises of seven members, and these are Alpha Timbo, Former Minister of Labor, as Chairman; Saidu Mansaray, former Director of Sports, as Executive Secretary; and the other members are Isha Tejan Cole; Durosimi Thomas; Percival-Deigh; Isaac Massaquoi; and Ibrahim M Bah.
According to the first Vice President of the Football Association, Joseph Kelfala, the management and supervision of the league was done by SLFA.
However in a bid to inject more dynamism in running the affairs of SLFA, the Congress held in 2008 resolved to institute a board, charged with the responsibility to manage and supervise the league.
He mentioned that the board would allow the Association ample time to focus on other areas of policy development and structural changes such as youth development, instructional courses for administrators, referees, coaches, and sports medics.
He said that the board would be autonomous to an extent in relation to its internal procedures, fixtures and sponsorship deals; while the role of the association is to make available the services of related standing committees, for the smooth operation of the board.
He then expressed gratitude to their main sponsor, Africell, for bringing the game closer to the people; for without partnership most of fixtures would have been aborted.
The Board Chairman, Alpha Timbo, expressed appreciation to the SLFA Executive for trust and confidence bestowed on them. He also called on members of the fourth estate to cooperate with the board, as without their support not much would be achieved.
He also made mention of the administrative lapses in the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) over the past years, which has affected the performance of the National Team Leone Stars.