The Sierra Leone Football Association President, Thomas Daady Brima and Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh and Rev Philip Buck, Chairman Western Area Football Association who doubles as EXCO Member Participated at the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 74th FIFA Congress was held in Bangkok, the first time it has taken place in Southeast Asia.

Addressing the FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand,  FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed that FIFA’s mission is to grow football globally and provide more opportunities to play competitively to teams from all around the globe.

The FIFA President proposed organising an Under-15 football festival, open to all 211 FIFA Member Associations, in addition to the expansion of its U-20 and U-17 tournaments which is already underway. And he stressed that, despite organising only a tiny percentage of club and national team matches worldwide, FIFA was unique in that it distributed its revenue around the world – with around 70% of member associations relying on its support to organise football in their territories.

FIFA’s mission, he said, was to continue growing the game around the world. Already, solidarity payments to member associations have increased seven-fold since 2016, while FIFA was providing new playing opportunities in both women’s and men’s football by enlarging and introducing new competitions.

The most recent included the FIFA Women’s Futsal World Cup™, with the first edition in the Philippines in 2025, and the FIFA Women’s Club World Cup™, foreseen to start in 2026, after a decision by the FIFA Council earlier this week. The FIFA President also spoke of the FIFA Series friendly internationals, which were organised for the first time in March this year in five countries to provide national teams with opportunities to meet opposition from other confederations.

The 74th FIFA Congress is a pivotal event, bringing together football associations from around the world to discuss and decide on key issues shaping the future of the sport. Sierra Leone’s involvement highlights its commitment to contributing to international football affairs and promoting the sport’s development both locally and globally