Bo Rangers and East End Lions FC started their campaign in the ‘controversial’ footballs stakeholder National Premier League with victory over Old Edwardians and FC Kallon respectively.
Goals from Emmanuel Lamin and Patrick Binda gave the home side; Bo Rangers a 2-0 win over Old Edwardians on Sunday at the Bo National Stadium, Southern Region.
Like actions in Bo, the league opener also provided an entertaining atmosphere in Freetown at the Siaka Steven Stadium as Donald Wellington’s beautiful solo goal gave East End Lions all three points against FC Kallon.
Wellington striker came a few minutes before half-time after he got past three FC Kallon defender and faced the advancing Kallon goalkeeper, Isaac Caulker to slot home what ended up to be the winner for the Killers.
The commencement of the ‘controversial’ league saw the return of topflight football league action in the country after an 18 month absence mainly due to the Ebola scourge that affected the country.
A total of 11 out of the fourteen premier league clubs are participating in the said league which does not have the permission of the Isha Johansen led Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) administration.
The participating teams are; East End Lions, Mighty Blackpool, Ports Authority, Old Edwardians, FC Kallon, Gem Stars, Freetown City Council FC, Anti-Drugs strikers, Bo Rangers, Diamond Stars and Central Parade whilst Kamboi Eagles, Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF FC) and FC Johansen are the three absentees.