ERFA Executive delighted with Diamond Stars Success
As Diamond Stars of Kono have won the 2011-12 Premier League Championship being the only provincial club to lift the premiership trophy since its establishment in Sierra Leone in 2001, Executive Members of the Eastern Region Football Association (ERFA) have expressed delight and appreciation over the win.
Diamond Stars thumped their city counterparts, Freetown City Football Club 2-1 in the northern city of Makeni in an encounter much said to be crucial and stand away with 50 points in close of the two legged competition.The team broke a record to have emerged as the team to have reached a points tally of 50 in the premiership.
Sierra Express Sports spoke to the Chairman of Eastern Region Football Association, (ERFA) Morrison Sannoh and this is what he told Sports Writer Peter Shilton: “I’m delighted over Diamond Stars triumph in the league season. This is an achievement worth celebrating as the team emerged thus the very first provincial team to record such triumphant in the history of the Sierra Leone Premier League. As for me, I’m the first Regional football chairman to have recorded this fame of victory in my tenure; it is a special moment and a delighting one”.
He said he was present in Makeni on the final close match of the season together with his executive and all were delighted over the win. This win is further going to unite us in the eastern region the same as we have become a unit in sharing the victory of Diamond Stars as an eastern victory for the end season.
Moreover, the ceremony for the official presentation of the golden “Save the Children Premiership Trophy” is going to be held on Friday August 3rd at the Sierra Leone Bank complex, Kingtom at 8:00pm.
A cross-section of the ERFA executive including the Chairman, Morrison Sannoh, Vice Chairman, Hon. Francis Konuwa and Treasurer, Madam Rugiatu Koroma has vowed to throw their heaviest support behind Diamond Stars in chanting songs of victory in the receiving ceremony of the gold trophy in the capital, Freetown.
Chairman Sannoh promised that they have to motivate the Moa Warriors of Kailahun to replicate the manner of Diamond Stars speeding cache to have them qualified for the 2012-13 Premier League season competition.
Eastern Region is home to a number of teams in the upcountry playing in the premiership. These include: the crowned champions Diamond Stars FC, Kamboi Eagles of Kenema and Gem Stars of Lower Bambara in the Kenema District.
The only Northern Team in the league in the end season are Wusum Stars FC of Makeni who have been relegated, with Bo Rangers being the only southern region team in the season under review.
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