The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and the new Premier League Board (PLB) are expected to meet next week to reschedule a new National League start date.

The 2017- 2018 Sierra Leone National Premier League season that was expected to kick off April 14, 2017, is now put on hold pending further talks.

An announcement by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) on Saturday confirmed additional talks will be held.

The last edition of the Premier League was suspended through the season in 2014 because of the Ebola epidemic. East End Lions was topping the 2014 campaign prior to its suspension.

The Football Association’s official statement reads: “The Premier League Board (PLB) is meeting again on Friday the 5th May 2017 for further deliberations. Thereafter, they will then face the clubs the following day, for all the necessary protocols and the official date for the start of the league shall be announced there and then.

“The board members, led by Mr J.S Kelfala, were able to clearly establish their willingness and readiness to work assiduously towards a successful league this year.

“The five renowned football administrators have agreed to run a two-legged league with a break to be observed in August.”

Meanwhile, the SLFA has increased funds for the Premier League clubs from the Le 215,100,000 to Le 300,000,000.


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