Sonny Kamara, a Sierra Leonean player has narrated his experience after taking the COVID-19 vaccine in Freetown. 

Kamara had never considered getting a Covid-19 immunization until he was faced with a stark choice: no jab or no employment.

The directives published by the country’s FA (SLFA) were crystal clear when Sierra Leone’s football league resumed a week ago.

Before entering any stadium, everyone who wishes to participate or attend a game must provide confirmation of a COVID vaccination, the Sierra Leone Football Association had said..

The captain of Anti-Drug Strikers FC told BBC Sport Africa, “I was afraid to take the Covid-19 vaccine because we’re hearing lots of negative stories”

“I know of someone who took the jab and got seriously sick. But now that it has been made mandatory for us to take it, I had to comply.

“I was sick for three days after taking the vaccine as I was feeling dizzy and had a general body ache but I’m now ok and fit to play.

“I’m happy that I have taken the jab despite the side effects. I encourage those who are yet to go for the jab to go for it.”