Less than two weeks away from Sierra Leone’s much anticipated first leg match against Gambia, the National U-17 team is appealing for financial support as they currently train in camp at the football academy in Kingtom.
They are appealing to government, companies and private individuals to come to their aid to support the team financially when they represent the nation in Banjul on August 31st.
The team has gone through some financial constraints over the past weeks as they have resumed training without any support. It was only the assistant coordinator, Victor Lewis, who contributed towards the team by providing fuel money and allowances while the team played local friendly matches to prepare for the upcoming tournament.
The support from one man, however, has proven to be insufficient for the team to eliminate their Gambian opponents, who are well prepared and focused, looking ahead to the match.
Many supporters of the U-17 squad believe Head Coach Musa Kallon has taken significant strides in helping Sierra Leone football reach the highest peak in the history of the game.
With a proven coach managing the sidelines and high-caliber players roaming the field, any financial support could prove to be a difference maker in the team’s future success.