The Sierra Leone Amputee Social Club (SLASC) is expected to take part in the second African Amputee Football Nations Cup in Liberia.
The Sierra Leone National Amputee team is calling for help from the government and companies, says the association’s public relations officer Albert Mustapha.
He states that the team needs help as they are planning to win the competition in Liberia at all cost which they failed to win in Freetown.
Albert Mustapha notes that in the last competition they had the best team after defeating all the countries they decided to start the competition again as two of the countries that were supposed to take part failed to honor the fixtures.
“And during that process most of the players suffered juries and fatigue which stopped us from clinching the trophy at home,” he adds.
He mentions that to achieve this goal in Liberia, “we need financial support from government and companies to boost the players as they are currently undergoing intensive training.”
Albert notes further that the competition has been slated for March to April, and that a 20-man delegation including a referee is expected to depart for Liberia on March 27.
He maintains that the African Football Federation of Africa (AFFA) will be responsible for lodging and feeding of the delegates while the participating nations will be responsible for the transportation for their delegates.
In the last competition it was four countries: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and the host Sierra Leone, but this time around South Africa, Kenya, Angola, Tanzania, Benin and Ethiopia will come on board.