With than twenty four hours before the start of the New Sierra Leone Premier League the atmosphere is filled with excitement.

Momentum and anxiety has filled the minds of Sierra Leoneans who have waited 4 years to see their local clubs entertain them through the nation’s local championship.

When the club’s take to the pitch this Sunday,it will be the first time since May, 2014 that Sierra Leoneans will taste the atmosphere generated by the diehart fans responding to the display from their teams in the turf.

Due to ego and power struggle, the fate of the game here in Sierra Leone was unknown and the talents of young Sierra Leoneans who made Football their career choice suffer in total uncertainty. Scepticism was the order of the day though few Sierra Leoneans were of the firm optimism, the game will play.

The Brains behind the New found optimism in Sierra Leone Football

A new government and a new idea as to how this rangling could be in it own side while Cesar has what belongs to him

Two billion Leones, yes two billion was just a rumour then to be splashed by government in a bid to revive the game, and further resuscitate the hopes of already hopeless youths who inithe last 4 years saw their dreams to play Football fail to near reality.

Under the dynamic leadership of legal luminary, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai Esq as chairman of the Sierra Leone Premier League Board (PLB), hopes have now been revived and many may be tempted to say, this is the most excited moment by Sierra Leoneans, both young and old over the past decade in seeing their dreams to see the premier league play a reality.

The government of Sierra Leone under the leadership of Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio deserves a tap on the back for bringing the world’s most watched and loved game (football) back at the door step of its citizens.

On Sunday, 27th January 2019, Sierra Leoneans will witness the tale of a bright new era to make a befitting start to the long lost game.

Mighty Blackpool officials preparing the grounds to let the game play

The Tis Tas or you call them, the men in Orange Mighty Blackpool, will revive a long standing rivalry with an aim of taking all three points against the Killers from the East, East-End Lions, at the main bowl of the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown.

It’s finally within touching distance as Sierra Leonians open a new page this Sunday.


Angu Lesley

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