Sierra Leone Women’s Premier League Board Pays Courtesy Visit to NSA Executive Director paid a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Executive Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Dr. Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai Esq, at his office on Signal Hill Road on Friday, 24th May, 2024.

The idea was part of deliberate efforts to foster relationship with the new NSA Boss and the NSA as a sport-governing body.

During the visit, the Chair-lady of SLWPLB, Catherine Sillah, expressed her Board’s appreciation of Dr. Abdulai and the NSA for their prompt facilitation of Government’s support to the League.
“With the women’s topflight nearing conclusion, the challenges faced by the Board are significant. This makes the support crucial at such a critical juncture,” she told the NSA Chief, emphasizing the importance of sustained Government’s backing.

Chair-lady Sillah conveyed her heartfelt condolences on behalf of her Board to Dr. Abdulai, acknowledging the recent loss of his mother and recognizing the pain he must be experiencing.
In response, Dr. Abdulai expressed gratitude for the courtesy visit and assured the Board of Government’s commitment to supporting sports in the country. He highlighted the broader societal benefits of sports, particularly in engaging young people to steer them away from negative influences like crime, prostitution, and drug abuse.

The NSA Boss underscored the importance of initiatives like the Women’s Premier League in creating opportunities for women and girls, contributing to job creation and empowerment. He mentioned the recent enactment of a women’s empowerment law as a testament to Government’s prioritization of supporting women.

He concluded by reaffirming Government’s willingness to keep its support for the female league flowing, contingent upon the absence of violence and the effective organization of the League’s activities.