Donald Wellington scored a first-half winner as East End Lions defeated FC Kallon in their opening day fixture of the Sierra Leone controversial Premier League at the National Stadium on Saturday.
On Sunday, Bo City was in a jubilant mood as Bo Rangers also registered a 2-0 victory over visiting Old Edwardians at the Bo National Stadium in their opening fixture.
Patrick Binda who is a former Edwardian sealed the victory for the home side in the 87minutes from twelve yards after Emmanuel Laminate header in the 18th minutes put the host ahead.
Both teams ended up with 10 men -Moray Amara of Old Edwardian was sent and Bo Rangers also had their defender get sent off for two bookable offenses.
“The two matches played well and the turnout was exceptional,” Chairman Old Edwardians Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai told footballsierraleone.net.
“The turnout manifest the need for ongoing football, the people of Sierra Leone are soccer loving and want to watch soccer week in week out. They have been starved for too long,” Saffa reiterated.
Eleven out of fourteen national Premier League teams will continue the local contest for over $3000 price money next weekend.
They are East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority, Old Edwardians, FC Kallon, Gem Stars, Freetown City Council FC, Anti-Drugs strikers, Bo Rangers, Diamond Stars and Central Parade.
Isha Johansen led executive in a statement branded the ongoing league ‘Illegal organised Premier League’.
Result: Saturday 30/1/2016 – FC Kallon 0 – 1 EE Lions
Result: Sunday 31/1/2016 Bo Rangers 2 – 0 Old Edwardians