The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Thomas Daddy Brima, has pledged $5,000 and external transportation to Mogbwemo Queens as they prepare to participate in the 2023 CAF Women's Champions League Qualifiers in Liberia.
Brima made the pledge on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in the presence of his Vice President 1 Harold Nat-Johnson and the Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh, during a courtesy call paid on him by the management and players of Mogbwemo Queens at the SLFA Headquarters in Freetown.
As part of his commitment, Brima assured the management and players of the team that they will not be left alone. "We will be providing our technical and professional support to you in every step of the way," he said.
Bidding farewell to the Champions of the maiden Sierra Leone Female Premier League, Brima urged the team to put up their best performance and ensure qualification to the next stage of the tournament.
"You are now ambassadors of our beloved country as you will be competing against other female clubs across Africa, representing not just Mogbwemo Queens as a club but Sierra Leone as a nation. We therefore also expect you all to put up your best behavior and be professional at all times," he said.
Brima, with excitement, further said that,
"For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone Football, we are going to be represented by a local female club in an international competition. Go make history and let's all be part of changing the narrative,"
he exclaimed passionately.
Mogbwemo Queens have been placed in a group of four teams along with AS Mande of Mali, AS Dakar Sacre Coeur of Senegal, and the hosts Determine Girls of Liberia to play a round-robin system. The best team progresses to the 2023 CAF Women's Champions League, which will be played in Côte d'Ivoire between 5-19 November 2023.