The Sierra Leone Football Association in collaboration with the Confederation of American Football (CAF) have today Tuesday, December 12 successfully concluded a 2-day (11 & 12) training workshop for Club Licensing Officers from both male and female Premier League clubs at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown.
The Training-of-Trainers workshop benefited over 50 club administrators who were particularly introduced and trained to navigate the recently launched Club Licensing Online Platform to ease the system of club licensing and stadium inspection across the continent. Addressing the trainees, Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi on behalf of his colleague CAF instructors Hamza Sorouri and Francis Essah Adu commended the participants for their commitment and passion shown towards the training. Adu furthered that he and his colleagues were impressed with how fast the participants grasped the concept. “You made the job easy for us”.
He noted. In his closing remarks Vice President-1 Harold Nat-Johnson thanked the CAF instructors for their diligent work in successfully introducing the online platform to local men and women Club Licensing Officers. He encouraged all participants to stage workshops at their club levels to ensure the knowledge gained is filtered down to other football administrators.
Mr Nat-Johnson seized the opportunity to update the gathering about the rapid progress in the ongoing construction of five artificial turf pitches across the country, including Port Loko Town Field, Bo Coronation Field, Sierra Leone Football Association Academy, and Approved School Playing Field in Freetown. He noted confidently that, “By June 2024 all SLFA-sanctioned competitions will play on standard pitches across the country”. Also present at the closing ceremony was the Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh who in a brief statement noted that the training is timely as global football is fast going digital and Sierra Leone has to stay up to speed. He further urged the participants to embrace the platform and always visit it as “practice makes perfect”.
SLFA Media Department.