The Executive Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Dr. Brima, has said as part of its statutory obligations and responsibilities as enshrined in Section 12 of the NSA Act 2017, and in response to the outcome of a 13th January 2021 meeting between the NSA and NaCOVERC, officials from the NSA have commenced monitoring exercise of playing venues across the country.
On Saturday 30th January 2021, a team of NSA staff led by the Deputy Executive Director, Abdul Rahman Swaray, was in the southern city of Bo to inspect the Bo Stadium, monitor sporting activities and facilities, and ensure compliance with all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for sports and sports related activities in the city and its environs.
On Thursday 4th February 2021, a similar exercise was also carried out at the Wusum Stadium, Makeni, and its environs.
After a conducted tour led by the Northern Regional Football Association chairman, Brima Jalloh, and sports stakeholders and the press in and around the Wusum Stadium, the NSA Deputy Executive Director expressed satisfaction with the facilities, especially the dressing rooms, which in the NSA’s estimation, is now suitable for hosting local and international matches.
In conclusion, journalists from different media outlets in Makeni had the opportunity to clarify issues and raised questions about the NSA’s statutory obligations to manage, develop and promote sports in the country, for which the NSA intends to replicate similar exercises in other parts of the country.