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SLFA President meets NSA Director to improve Sierra Leone football

On Thursday, May 2nd, Thomas Daddy Brima, the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), led a delegation of key officials to meet with Dr. Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, the newly appointed Executive Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA). The meeting, which took place at Dr. Abdulai's Freetown office, aimed to explore strategies for promoting the growth and development of football in Sierra Leone, with a particular focus on securing the nation's participation in prestigious international tournaments.

Among the key officials present at the meeting were Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh, Director of Competitions Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, and Head of Media and Marketing Ibrahim Kamara, in addition to Dr. Abdul Rahman Swarray, the Deputy Executive Director of the NSA, and other high-ranking NSA officials.

During the meeting, President Brima congratulated Dr. Abdulai on his recent appointment and expressed the SLFA's commitment to establishing a strong partnership aimed at improving football administration in Sierra Leone. Dr. Abdulai, for his part, reiterated his dedication to enhancing sports development in the country and emphasized the importance of transparency, professionalism, and collaborative efforts between the SLFA and NSA.

The visit serves as a significant step toward strengthening the relationship between the SLFA and NSA and lays the foundation for a promising future for football in Sierra Leone. With the cooperation of both agencies, Sierra Leone can look forward to participating in major international football tournaments, including the Africa Cup of Nations and the 2026 FIFA World Cup, as well as top female continental competitions.


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