The Sierra Leone National Female U-17 football team on Saturday the 14th October, 2017 paid tribute to victims and survivors of breast cancer in their 0-3 defeat to The Gambian in the preliminaries of the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifiers, at the Bo Stadium in Bo City.
October every year is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, therefore, in other to show solidarity, during the match over the weekend in Bo, both teams (Sierra Leone and The Gambia) carried pink arm bands on their right arms and a few kids dressed in pink were displayed holding a pink banner with the inscription “TOGETHER LET'S KICK OUT BREAST CANCER" .
Before the kickoff on Sunday, the captain of the Sierra Leone Female U-17 Zainab Mariatu Kamara (Zainzu) dedicated the match to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "On behalf of our Mothers, Sisters, friends and family, I dedicate this match to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let us all be aware and together let's kick out Breast Cancer." -Zainab pleaded.
This move was inspired by the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association Madam Isha Johansen and her Executive to remind Football loving fans of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise their consciousness about the deadly infection especially among women and girls.