The founder of the Sierra Leone International Football Academy (SLIFA) Benjamin Gordon has said that the academy is a development for the country to have young youth on board to bring them and educate them and give them a professional career.
He went further that if these youth do not succeed in their professional career they can move up in their different educational levels and do something in the future.
Gordon said that he decided to come up with this academy because he has the country at heart to do something and give back to his country
He mentioned that the academy is at its final stage now, with the preparation process to have the land and other things getting finalized and next week they will start another step by starting to do other things considering the academy.
He disclosed that the academy will cater for 30 boys in a row and these boys as they reach the age of 18 years and when they have made their mark they will take them to Norway pursue their career internationally.
Gordon noted that since Michael Williams arrived he has not met with the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association and they are waiting after the elections to know who to work with.
When asked about the Craig Bellamy’s academy he noted that he likes that kind of healthy competition as everybody have their own mission – he is on a mission and Bellamy too is on his own a mission “we are all on the same track of development.”