One time National goalkeeper and also of Old Edwardians Football Club Patrick Dangawalli who is the Vice President of Old Edwardians football club in Texas, USA, has boost Old Edwardians football team with a donation of football equipment to the team worth thousands of Leones over week at the School Hall at Kingtom in Freetown.
The colourful presentation ceremony was graced by players, officials and supporters. Speaking to Awoko Sports before the donation Patrick Dangawalli said he has to give back to his school and team who made him want he is today and the Spirit of St Edwards lives in him that is why he will never forget about the school and the team
He also said that this not the first time he has made such donation to the Old Edwardians Football team and he has been doing so for several now and he will still continue to make such donation to the team which he wants to see grow to a higher standard.
He said that they are doing their own it is now left with the players to make sure they work in partnership with them for the good of the team. He assured if they work like that the team will grow faster.
He said during their playing days they did not play for money but played for the love they had for the game but this time around he went on, it is a different situation as they are now playing for money. Mr. Dangwalli noted that football is not an easy sport as before and the players need to put seriousness in the game as it is their career.
It was a real blessing for the Old Edwardians football club as the Chairman of the club Hon Chernor Bah also donated full set of jerseys to the team. Before making the donation he appealed to other Edwardians to follow the foot step of Patrick Dangawalli to donate to the school and team which have made them what they are I life today.
H e urged other Edwardians to come onboard to support the team for a brighter future for the players. He also promised that other donations will follow soon.
Dr Foday Bangura who played a key role in the team over the past years, the Team Manager Brima Keita and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of sports Nuru Deen Sankoh also made important contributions during the programme.
The programme was chaired by the President of the Old Boys Association Dr. Dumbuya who described the programme as a family gathering and they are working as a family to solve some of the problems that may affect the team.