Amadu Bob Kamara, who was part of the Single Leg Amputee team which represented Sierra Leone in the second edition of the Amputee African Nations Cup, won the best player and the highest goal score awards in the competition.
In an interview with Awoko Sports, Amadu said winning the best player award and the highest goal scorer in such a major competition made him a very happy and wished to do more in other international competitions.
He noted that participation in the competition would also provide him an opportunity to meet with colleagues amputee teams from around Africa.
Another amputee player who was part of the team, Barbar Foday Daboh of the Bo amputee team, said taking part in this African Nations Cup did not only demonstrate their courage in moving on after the conflict but had put Sierra Leone on the Map
The president of the amputee football team, Jabati Mambu who also doubles as the team’s goalkeeper, said their participation in Liberia gained significant media coverage for disability issues and had increased the possibility of future funding opportunities.
He went further that the amputee football team had full government support, and also praised their major donor Africell for their contribution to the single leg amputee to take part in the competition in Liberia.
He went further that they also appreciated their partners who generously sponsored them to enhance their participation.
The Public Relations Officer, Albert Mustapha, said a total of 16 amputee players, one female and three able bodied officers from Sierra Leone represented the nation.
Albert said in Liberia the UNDP communications specialist, Peter Ngu Tayong, was very instrumental to the team by giving them support in every department throughout the competition.