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16th December 2018

Sierra Leone Premier Football Appoints Women First Timers as Board Members!

By a press release (15/11/18)

Women empowerment is gaining grounds in Sierra Leone as the Premier League Football Association appointed women on the board.

 

For the first time in Sierra Leone's football history that women have been appointed as premier league board members and reports say this historic decision reached a consensus recently to integrate some female football loving fans into the board for the 2018/19 league season. (Photo: Musu Pele, female football icon).

A press release stated: "As a way of crafting a national stimulus around Sierra Leone's top league, the Sierra Leone Premier League Board, in consultation with the participating premier league clubs have decided to bring our deserving ladies on board.

"While providing the opportunity to reinforce women’s empowerment and support the mainstreaming of gender into top flight football administration, the board has appointed the under mentioned football loving elegant ladies to help with the affairs of the premier league," the statement reads.

Reports say, the six women appointed include the following: 1. Rugiatu Sesay Koroma; 2. Asma James; 3. Agnes Abu; 4. Dawn Cummings-John; 5. Musu Pele Bangura and 6. Rugiatu Koroma).

"With all hands on deck, the new members are appointed to strengthen gender consideration in the planning and implementation of a well-structured professional 2018/19 premier league season.

"Meanwhile, our strides as a board is not only limited to the elimination of discriminatory barriers against women, but to however overcome the compelling task ahead of running a successful 2018/19 Sierra Leone premier league season.

Courtesy: SL Premier League Board Media 6th November 2018

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