Sierra Leone: In a well-attended handing over ceremony the former President of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) Frank Cole has on Friday June 11th 2021, formally handed over to the New President Sahr Morris Jr.
After receiving the baton of leadership Morris in his statement said Today marks another historic moment for sports and sports journalism in Sierra Leone. “From peaceful conduct of elections to the transfer of power, our beloved Association, SWASAL continue to exhibit sportsmanship and set the pace for sporting disciplines and other affiliate bodies under the umbrella of SLAJ to follow and for that, I say let us kindly show appreciation by applauding the membership of SWASAL for this and hope we will continue this trend” he said.
He furthered, “Chairman, colleagues, ladies and gentleman, I want to again ask us all to joyfully applaud all SWASAL past administration, as well as our evergreen (SWASAL God-fathers) Umaru Fofanah, Isaac Massaquoi, Rodney Michael, Victor Lewis- these people, are always there to provide the support, share the joy and difficulty with us.”
“Let me also thank the newly-inaugurated member of the Ex-President Council, Frank Cole for his leadership role all these years and I know we will continue to work as a team for the development of SWASAL. At this juncture, let me re-echo that the election is over and on that grounds let me extend my leadership hands to my brother and friend Mohamed Konneh please note my administration will also need your expertise and experience for us to achieve the SWASAL goal.”
“Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, as we move from the ‘Work Plan’ administration, it is by no mistake we should now concentrate and give our all to the ‘Rebranding and Positioning’ drive of the fast-moving flight of SWASAL 2021-24.
And as we start the 1,095 days today, let me hastily urge my teammate (executive members) we are running on high intensity to the finished line as the saying goes (how we start am nar so we dae end am), this implies we are leaving no one behind and there will be no hiding place in the track, so let me humbly ask you to embrace the SWASAL Rebranding flag so that we all as a team can wave it joyously at the finish line.
Let me also warn that there will be no room for complacency under my leadership because we owe this Association a lot.”