The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and their counterparts from Trinidad and Tobago are in talks for a friendly match between the two countries.Mr. Chris Kamara, General Secretary of the SLFA, said on Wednesday that an agreement has already been reached for the match to be hosted in the United Kingdom.
Kamara added in a statement distributed via the social media platform whatsapp on Wednesday that SLFA President Isha Johansen and her Trinidad and Tobago FA counterpart David John-Williams were currently engaged in dialogue over mutual agreements and preparations for the
match which is scheduled to play on a “FIFA calendar date between August 28th and September 5, 2017.”
Johansen, he added, plans to use the encounter in the U.K. as an opportunity to launch the Leone Stars official jerseys.
The SLFA last week announced it had reached a three-year deal with a Singapore based sports kit manufacturer, MAFRO Sports, to provide kits for the country’s national football teams.
The deal was said to be valued at $82,000.
“International friendlies for Leone Stars are considered to be a focus and priority by the FA President who believes that the national team needs more external friendlies for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers,” Kamara said.
The newly appointed Leone Stars coach, Christian Dauda, is reported to have departed for the UK in preparation for the summer friendly.