“SLFA Academy Pitch and four others are set to turn green-“ Mark Jonkers
The Project Manager of Edel Grass- Mark Jonkers who is overseeing the ongoing FIFA Artificial Turf Pitches construction in Sierra Leone has yesterday Tuesday, January 23 said that the SLFA Academy and the Port Loko playing fields are set to soon turn green, citing February ending as the deadline for completion of work.
Jonkers made this statement whiles giving a progress report on the projects, during a meeting with the SLFA Vice President 1 Harold Nat-Johnson and other senior SLFA Officials at the Secretariat in Freetown.
Mark Jonkers further said that all the necessary equipment have been safely shipped into the country and that work is currently being expedited at the various sites, including SLFA Academy Field, Approved School Field, Port Loko Town Field and Bo Coronation Field to ensure a successful completion soonest.
“Our convenient deadline for all pitches to be fully ready with all floodlights and perimeter fences installed is by the end of March this year”, Jonkers further assured the Vice President 1 Harold Nat-Johnson.
Also part of the ongoing projects is the rehabilitation of turf and installation of perimeter fence and floodlights at the Koidu Town Field in Kono, whiles the Kenema Town Field will also get standard floodlights.
The SLFA Vice President 1 Harold Nat-Johnson thanked Mark and his Edel Grass Construction team for the great job done so far and most importantly for upholding their established timelines in carrying out their activities in Sierra Leone.
“We are happy to have taken a bold step in conquering this age long problem of infrastructure in our country’s football and we are hopeful that by the second quarter of this year, no Premier League match will play on a bare surface across Sierra Leone”. Nat-Johnson passionately remarked.