By: Mohamed Abu Conteh 

The Sierra Leone Football Association, with support from FIFA and in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, commenced a 3-day training workshop on Monday, February 5th, at the Wusum Hotel in Makeni. The workshop aims to prepare over 50 Physical Education teachers for the launching of the FIFA Football for Schools (F4S) Programme in Sierra Leone.

The opening ceremony was attended by key figures including the Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh, Technical Director Ibrahim Bah, Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports Haroun Korji, Director of National Institute of Sports at the National Sports Authority Victor Hastings Spaine, and the Deputy Director of Education North-East Region Sahr Ruben Suluku.

During the overview of the Program, lead facilitator Antonio Buenaño Sanches stated that “the F4S programme seeks to make football more accessible to both boys and girls around the country by incorporating football activities into the education system, in partnership with relevant authorities and stakeholders.”

Acting General Secretary Ing. Mohamed Benson Bawoh, in his declaration opening the training, encouraged the participants to take the training seriously, emphasizing that “the country relies on you for the success and sustainability of this novelty.”

The training will culminate in a children’s football festival at the Wusum Field, symbolizing the official launching of the F4S programme on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

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SLFA Media Department

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