Media Officer of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Ishmael Ibrahim Kamara has confirmed that the Bo mini-stadium in the Southern Region of the country will host the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers between Sierra Leone and The Gambia.
The two nations will start their campaign of reaching the Uruguay 2018 tournament at the Bo Stadium as Sierra Leone will host their old rivals on 15th October in the first leg before traveling to the Gambia for the return leg in Banjul a week later.
This will be the second international match the Stadium would be hosting as it did in 2014; it’s hosted the 2015 African Youth Championship U-20 first leg clash between Sierra Leone and Black Satellites of Ghana, a tie they later won 2-0.
The Bo Stadium was built by the Chinese company, Xinjiang Beixin construction and Engineering Group Company Limited and it is a 25,000 all-seated capacity Stadium. The Stadium is built with Modern facilities and can be used for football, athletics and other sporting and social events. The construction of the Stadium cost over US$ 10 million dollars.
Meanwhile, this will mark the second meeting between Sierra Leone and The Gambia as the last time both sides met it all ended in a 6 -1 aggregate win for The Gambia; after securing a 3-1 victory in Freetown and they later went on to complete the job with a 3-0 win in Banjul in 2012.
By: Idrissa Dumbuya & Hamza Yirah Tarawallie