A delegation of football scouts from Türkiye, Slovakia, Sudan, and Bulgaria have embarked on a talent hunt mission in Sierra Leone, as they seek to uncover potential football stars from the West African nation.

The scouts paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Thomas Daddy Brima, at the football Secretariat in Freetown on Tuesday, October 24.

This visit follows the successful U17 and U19 talent identification tournament hosted by the Star Sport Academy at the Southern Arena Stadium in Bo City. The primary objective of this tournament was to identify and nurture young talents who could potentially make a mark on the international football stage.

In his opening statement during the meeting with the foreign scouts, President Thomas Daddy Brima expressed his gratitude to the delegation for selecting Sierra Leone as a destination for scouting young football talents in Africa. He referred to their visit as “timely and impactful towards the growth and development of players in the country.”

Furthermore, President Brima assured the delegation of the Sierra Leone Football Association’s wholehearted support and cooperation during their scouting activities within the country. This gesture highlights the commitment of the SLFA in fostering the development of football talent in Sierra Leone and building bridges with the international football community.

The presence of these foreign scouts signifies the potential Sierra Leone holds in the realm of football and the interest it has generated among professionals in the field. The collaboration between the SLFA and these scouts is expected to contribute to the growth and exposure of young Sierra Leonean footballers on the global stage.