The Central One Football Association (COFA) will kick off it inter- communities competition this weekend, commencing on Sunday 17th January 2016 at the Parade Grounds.
The 2016 COFA local competition is one of the biggest opportunities for young Sierra Leone home-grown players with the chance to showcase their skills and abilities in front of dozens of football fans and local scouts.
Bambra Tong FC will battle it out against Magazine FC in the competition opener.
Confirming the news Chairman of COFA, Sammah Sesay told newsmen on Monday that all 43 communities are ready to participate in this year’s inter-community competition.
He said that after consultations with the various communities, each finally agreed to pay a registration fee of Le800, 000 in this year’s competition.
“We have finished the perimeter fencing after the just concluded inter- community’s gala that was organized by the Association with proceeds used in the perimeter fencing,” he stated.
He reassured fans and the communities that this year’s competition will be a different one as lots of security measures are already in place after signing a communiqué with communities.
Mr. Sesay, however, reiterated that revenue generated from the matches, well-wishers, politicians etc. Will be use to help the community with scholarships, as well as to develop Parade field and sick people.
He encouraged communities taking part in the competition to adhere to the rules and regulations of the competition.
Yapo Sillah, the organizing secretary of Central One Football Association, assured the press of a healthy competition.
The first five matches kick-off 4:30
Sunday 17: Bambra Tong FC vs. Magazine FC
Monday 18: Somalia Tong vs. Allan Tong
Tuesday 19: Congo market vs. Congo crosses
Wednesday 20: Foulah Tong vs. Tree Planting
Thursday 21: Central vs. Kissy Road
By Desmond Tunde Coker