The winner of the 2019 Sierra Leone Premier League will walk away with an all-new trophy plus 150,000,000 million Leones in cash.
Board Chairman Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai confirmed the news on Friday during the unveiling ceremony at the National Stadium.
The winners’ grand trophy, runners-up trophy, medals, best player and golden boot accolades were displayed in front of the press and other dignitaries.
This is the first edition of domestic football since 2014. The government of Sierra Leone re-energized the most followed sports in the country after a mouth-watering and record-breaking cash injection.
The country’s Premier League Board received approximately about $250,000 to ensure football is played good-naturedly.
Each of the thirteen teams presently competing for the title received a cash boost of 50 million Leones prior to the kickoff with an additional sum expected for the second phase.
“The Champions will be awarded the Gold trophy, gold medals with the sum of one and fifty million Leones (Le 150,000,000).”
“The runner-up will also receive a cash prize, a Silver Trophy and Silver Medals,” the PLB published on its official Facebook page.
FC Kallon the Cavaliers presently are the league leaders’ four points ahead of Central parade and East End Tigers respectively in the race for the title.
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