The Minister of Sports Paul Kamara has said that the most outstanding association in the country is Volleyball Association, as their performance over the recent months is very outstanding by qualifying for five major competitions.
He also stated that they are outstanding because they are supporting the ministry’s dream in line with President Ernest Koroma’s vision for sports.
He also mentioned that the association is working very hard to make sure that they achieve their aims and objectives compared to other associations who are just trying always to create problems for the ministry.
The beach Director in the country Sorie Kamara has said that since they started beach volleyball, he has developed a five year plan but in the space of two years, they were able to achieve it by qualifying to five major competitions.
He also revealed that he is the first coach in the country to qualify a team sport to Youth Olympic Games.
He said he was able to achieve that because he was focused and determined and also stated that he is looking forward to create serious impact in these competitions.
Before presenting the qualifying teams to the Ministry the Secretary General of the association, Ahmed Khanou said that they did not qualify for this year’s competition by default but competing in all of them.
The players who qualified for the five major competitions were present at the Sports Ministry, because the teams belong to the government though the Minister of Sports and are doing everything possible to make sure that they do not just participate but compete in each competition.
The first competition they are expected to compete in is the U-23 in June this year in Myslowice ,Poland and Sierra Leone will be represented by Hawa Kargbo and Francess Lansana for the female and the male players are Abubakarr I Kamara and Patrick Lombi who will be representing the country in the four competitions apart from the U-17 competition in Acapulco, Mexico in the month of June.
They will be represented by Fatmata Binta Bah and Isatu Chernor Bah for the female while the male will be represented by Bangalie Tarawalie and James Kaingbanja.
For the U-21 competition in Larnaka Cyprus in July, they will be represented by Aminata Turay, and Zainab A Kamara and the U-19 only the male team will compete in Porto, Portugal they are Abubakarr I Kamara and Patrick Lombi.
And for the youth Olympic Games in China slated for the 18-27, the female team will be made up of Aminata Turay and Kadiatu Conteh, while the male is the same Abubakarr I Kamara and Patrick Lombi.
By Bernad Turay
Monday June 02, 2014