Ebola phasing out as Sierra Leone herald grandiose return to football


A major 30 teams tournament is kicking off today in Freetown to mark the defeat of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone which has affected the country for over a year.

The tournament will involve major clubs in the country who will be playing at the National Stadium, the country’s international venue to host matches which were suspended due to the outbreak of the virus.

The tournament is a joint organisation by the Sierra Leone FA members and the government who announced last week the lifting of the ban on football matches across the country since 2014.

The two clubs presented with the honour to get football underway in the country are AIK Freetown and Dalarosa FC – one of the most fiercely supported sides in the country. AIK Freetown are backed by one of Sierra Leone’s top football managers, Tunde Scott.

Scott believes that their preparation and togetherness will give them the edge over their opponent in their Group A clash, but caution his players of any complacency against Dalarosa.

The last time both team meet Dalarosa FC defeated AIK, but Scott in a chat with footballsierraleone.net has said they are ready to avenge that defeat.

“We need a victory at all cost, a win will be sufficient. It is so much important vitally important that we are disciplined defensively and ensure that we don’t concede goals,” Scott said.

Today Friday 21st August 2015 matches as follows: Kick-off 3 pm

1. AIK Freetong vs Dollarosa
2. Real Mack vs Stationary
3. Murray town vs Real Rep
4. Regent Olympics vs mount Aureol
5. Man City vs Brookfields united
6. Anti-Drugs vs Port Authority
7.Old Edwardians vs Might Blackpool

By Prince Scott


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