Sierra Leone’s Minister of Sport, Madam Augusta J. Teima, has laud the The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) inspection of a proposed football facility site in Malema, Sierra Leone on Saturday, 14th October, 2023.

Headed by Isha Johansen, FIFA Council Member, the delegation was joined by various stakeholders from the Mano River Union (MRU) and the FIFA team.

The Sports Minister commended the MRU for the initiative, highlighting the unifying power of sports in a region experiencing political challenges.

FIFA Council Member Isha Johansen expressed delight at the warm reception and outlined FIFA’s commitment to ensuring the project meets the community’s expectations.

Eric Harrison, FIFA’s Senior Adviser for Turf and Infrastructure, emphasized the facility’s inclusive design catering to all community members.

The FIFA Council  Member, Johansen  seek to kick start a pledge that will strengthen economic development ties between the sub regional countries [Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast by using football as a common force for Peace and Reconciliation