Vice President-2 of the Sierra Leone Football Association Alie Badara Tarawallie during the climax of this year’s national playoff last Thursday, 8th September 2022 at the Makeni Wusum field asserted that the country’s football governing body is set to host a national dialogue session to discuss the way forward for football development in Sierra Leone.

He described the maiden Super Ten competition in Sierra Leone an initiative he suggested during SLFA’s governance retreat held in Tokeh in July 2021 and later approved by the executive committee as a success which set the pathway for the national playoff qualifiers and three division teams have gained promotion to the Sierra Leone Premier League “I was able to suggest the Super Ten format based on my background in football before this time each district produced one team for the national first division but it can’t improve football so that was why my colleague EXCO members accepted my initiative for every region in this country to play an elite league which is the Super Ten competition” he disclosed.

The SLFA Vice President-2 added that the Super Ten competition will also continue in the next season noting “Taking into consideration the successful outcome of the maiden edition, and also we aware of less private investment in football in Sierra Leone so therefore it will be difficult to organize a national division competition as the owners of these football clubs will have the major responsibility, therefore, we are going to continue with the Super Ten format” he intimated.

Alie Badara Tarawallie concluded that before the commencement of the next football season the Sierra Leone Football Association will invite key football stakeholders to a national dialogue session to map out the way forward for football development in Sierra Leone.

“We have noted the numerous challenges we encountered since the start of the Super Ten competition to the national playoffs that is why as a federation we have decided to host a national dialogue before the next season commence to highlight strategies that will improve both the competition and football in Sierra Leone” he ascribed