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Sierra Leone Sports: Cannon Royal basketball team in London

(Standing) James Bangura, Trevor Turner, Coach and Demise Mason,  President Royal Cannon Basketball. (Sitting) Minister of Sports – Ahmed Khanou

(Standing) James Bangura, Trevor Turner, Coach and Demise Mason,
President Royal Cannon Basketball. (Sitting) Minister of Sports – Ahmed Khanou

One of Sierra Leone’s renowned basketball teams, Cannon Royal, are presently in London to attend a two-week basketball course slated for Monday 9th – 22 October 2017. The course is funded by the House of Lords, Nike, British Council-UK, and NBA.
The two-week training will attract a team of seven including the Deputy Director of Sports, Michael Shamsu Mustapha, other members of the delegation; Demise Mason – President of Cannon Royal will attend administrative courses on the development of basketball clubs; Coach Trevor Turner, will attend Coaching Courses and the following Players: James Johnson-Captain, James Bangura-Player, Abdul Kamara-Cole – player, Mohamed Alie Jalloh – player alias ‘Maca’ they will attend player skills courses.
Before departing, the team bid farewell to the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou at his Bishop House officer Siaka Stevens Stadium. The Minister admonished the basketball players to go out and project the good image of Sierra Leone and to attend the courses, pay attention to every bit of instruction so that when they return home they would be able to impart those knowledge acquired to their fellow basketball players in Sierra Leone.
The Minister said, “I hope that after you have finished your courses you would return back to Sierra Leone”. He finally wished them well and a safe journey as they leave the shores of Sierra Leone.
In response, Coach Trevor Turner promised the Minister that they will go and do their best in the basketball courses and to raise the flag of Sierra Leone very high in terms of Sports.
The Deputy Director of Sports, Michael Shamsu Mustapha said after the course there will be exhibition basketball matches in London and Liverpool where the Sierra Leone delegation is expected to take part.
Tuesday October 10, 2017.

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