Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: Anti-Drugs, Man City FC Start Premier League Campaign Today

Western Area teams, Anti-Drug FC and Manchester City FC, will both commence their campaign for a place to the Sierra Leone premier league today at the SLFA Academy ground, Kingtom.

Anti-Drug FC will host Kolenten Rovers in the early kick-off of the day while Bo United will face Manchester City later in the day.

The tournament will continue on Tuesday at the same venue with the Western Area champions, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) taking on Marampa Stars of Lunsar while the second match of the day would be between Gulf FC and Stationary Stars.

According to the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) head of protocol and public relations officer, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, two teams from the four groups will qualify to the quarter-finals which will commence from February 17, while the semi-final will commence on February 20.

"We have divided the 12 participating teams into four groups and we are expecting two teams to reach the quarter-finals. As it is, all is now set for the commencement of the competition and the two teams that will be fortunate to reach the finals will automatically gain promotion to the premier league," Sesay said.

Teams in group A are RSLAF, Sea Side Rangers FC and Marampa Stars FC; in group B are Alan Thababan FC, Stationary Stars FC and Gulf FC. They will battle for the quarter-final spot to face winners from group C which includes Africa Team FC, Kolenten Rovers FC and Anti-Drugs FC and group D with Hard Nuts, Bo United, Sierra Leone Police and Manchester City FC.

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