Sierra Leone Football Association and the Premier League Board have secured an $80,000 dollar Leone Rock Metal Group deal for the upcoming season.
The deal is for refinement of the 2023/24 campaign after the League was renamed the Leone Rock Premier League as the first-ever sponsorship from a mining company, it was revealed on Monday in a joint presser at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
The occasion was graced by the Minister of Sport, Augusta James Teima, the Sierra Leone Football Association VP 1 Harold Nat Johnson, members of the press and other dignitaries.
“The company supported the Sierra Leone Premier League season with $80,000 Eighty United States Dollars. The League is now officially known as the Leone Rock Premier League for the 2023/2024 season,” the miners have confirmed.
Additionally, according to the first female Minister of Sports, Madam Augusta Tema, Leone Rock Metal Group is the first mining company to set the record of a full sponsorship to the men’s top-tier football club competition.
She, therefore, thanked and appreciated the only reliable mining company for such a wonderful gesture.
The season will kick off on November 3rd – the winner will pocket 500 million Leones, and the runners-up will get 250 million Leones as per the Board’s announcement.
SLPLB say they’ll give each club 80 million Old Leones before kick-starting the season as a booster.