The National Sports Authority wishes to Inform the public, especially the National Team Players and the Technical Team of the Sierra Leone National Football Team (Leone Stars) and the Sierra Leone Football Association that it has disbursed the sum of Le 100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Leones) to each of the 30 players and 11 officials, totaling to 4.1 Billon Leones to the National Team as presented to the NSA by the SLFA Secretariat.

The said amount was disbursed into the NSA account by the Office of the Accountant General after approval by the Ministry of Finance in fulfillment of the promise of the Government and the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Brigadier Retired Julius Maada Bio for Leone Stars qualification to the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon.

The NSA has received statement from the Bank of Sierra Leone confirming payments into the individual bank accounts as received and submitted without any alterations.

In view of the above, the NSA wishes to thank the Ministry of Finance Officials, the Bank Governor, the SLFA, players and officials for their patience and support in ensuring a smooth transaction towards the completion of the entire process.

The Authority is encouraging the media to follow up with the beneficiaries on the said disbursements/payment.