Masiaka, Sierra Leone – The Sierra Leone Teqball Federation successfully concluded a two-day National Championship in Masiaka, Port Loko District. This national championship, named after the current paramount chief of Koya Chiefdom in Port Loko District, took place from September 16 to 17, 2023.
Participating teams hailed from various regions, including Kenema, Port Loko, Makeni, Freetown, and Masiaka. The competition showcased the growing enthusiasm for teqball across Sierra Leone.
Abdulai Bangura of Koya Teq emerged as the champion in the men’s singles category, while Kadiatu G Kamara of Calabateq clinched the women’s singles title. In the men’s doubles category, Koya Teq secured victory, and Calaba Teq triumphed in the women’s doubles competition.
The deserving winners received prizes to celebrate their achievements, and all participating teams were recognized for their dedication to the sport.
Unisa Deen Kargbo (UDK), the Team Leader of the Sierra Leone Teqball Federation, highlighted the importance of the National Championship, emphasizing that it adhered to international standards. He commended the team of three teqball players and a coach who represented Sierra Leone in the Hammamet African Beach Games in Tunisia.
The federation expressed hope that stakeholders in sports would come forward to provide financial support, as teqball has a national character in terms of promoting athletes and fostering the sport’s growth in Sierra Leone. BT/19/9/2023