Women’s football is under transformation in Sierra Leonean. While a lot has been achieved, a long distance needs to be traveled. Fortunately, the journey started with Sierra Leonean hosting the Women’s Premier League. The event started on October 15, 2022, with 12 top teams from the African nation participating in the tournament.
Two sides, Home & Visitor, will compete for the final crown of Sierra Leonean Champion. Sierra Leonean hosted the tournament’s first match between Mena Queens and Kahunla Queens. Mena Queens were the hosts of Kahunal Queens. It was a well-played match that went in favor of Kahunla Queens. Wusum Stadium witnessed a single goal from the winners after Matilda Kabba went for the shot. General Julius Maada Bio, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leonean, was in attendance to view the match along with his wife, Fatima Jabbie Bio.
The African region has a lot of potential, which is finally coming out, especially in the women’s football section. The Women’s Premier League in Sierra Leonean is being organized with financial aid received from FIFA under its Forward Program. It happens to be after a long time that the country is hosting a championship event. The last event was organized 3 years ago, being limited only to a regional competition. The Sierra Leonean Football Association tweeted to celebrate the inauguration of the league. The association thanked FIFA and the government for their support in creating history in women’s football.
According to the latest sports news, Asmaa James Karla Kamara, the Head of the Premier League’sLeague’s Board, called the hosting of this event a genuine transformation of women’s football in the country, adding that it means a lot to see the league go underway. Asmaa James has expressed her hopes for seeing Sierra Leonean play a broader role in the women’s football scene. Sierra Leonean is ranking up in the list of the best football teams. The country recently debuted in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. The Women’s Premier League is likely to have more effect on its rise in the ranking with more aid for development expected to land, further leading to the development of Sierra Queens – the national team of Sierra Leonean.
Options on football betting sites have been traditional. The entry of a new team with such a huge impact will bring many changes in drafting the odds. Volatility will remain a crucial factor as the country could come out on the weaker side until it proves its worth on the international stage. Until then, Sierra Leonean will continue developing its national team with eyes on leaving a mark on the international level.
The Women’s Premier League has brought a turning point that Sierra Leonean were looking forward to. It is about continuing the momentum and taking it forward until the goal has been achieved.