A notice released on Tuesday afternoon from the Secretariat of the Sierra Leone Premier League Board has indicated that all matches due on Wednesday is suspended.

“All Wednesday games will be suspended in accordance with the directives of the Sierra Leone Football Association through the Competition’s Director,” the notice reads.

The rationale, according to the Board is based on the challenge with regard to the availability of foreign-based players as the country prepares to play host to African football giant, Nigeria.

“It is only prudent to provide adequate training period for the National Team Home-Based players to gauge their readiness ahead of the crucial AFCON Qualifiers match against Nigeria on June 18th,” the Board noted.

They said dates and time for the suspended fixtures will be communicated to teams and fans in “due course”.

Fixtures last weekend were also suspended for the opening of the Southern Arena stadium. The opening was done in tandem with a gala which East End Lions won on Saturday after defeating host, Bo Rangers.

The 2023 season Sierra Leone Premier League is about 70 percent completed with the defending Champions, Bo Rangers leading the table by 10 points.