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Sierra Leone Sports: Salone athletes in action today

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone athletes in action today

Some of Sierra Leone’s athletes in this year’s Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland will start competing today, Thursday 24th July in Squash. Sierra Leone’s foreign based International, Issa Kamara will play against Paul Coll of New Zealand while James Fayia will play against Joe Champan. This will be the first round of 64 players and[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: ”We can win medals”-Jimmy Wright

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: ”We can win medals”-Jimmy Wright

The Head Coach of the Sierra Leone Athletics Association, Jimmy Wright has told Awoko at the games village in Glasgow that there are possibilities for his athletes to win medals in relays as well as individual events like 100, 200, 400 meters respectively. He revealed that this is one of the best athletics team the[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Sports Minister addresses Salone delegation in Glasgow

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Sports Minister addresses Salone delegation in Glasgow

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Sports, Paul Kamara on Tuesday addressed the Sierra Leone delegation to the Glasgow Commonwealth in games Village in Scotland ahead of the officially open ceremony today. Paul Kamara reminded the athletes that they to the games to represent the country and should do everything humanly possible to maintain her dignity throughout[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: ”I will try my best to leave up to expectation”-Issa Kamara

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: ”I will try my best to leave up to expectation”-Issa Kamara

One of Sierra Leone’s foreign based athletes, Issa Kamara, a squash player leaving in Turkey has arrived at the games village in Glasgow as part of Sierra Leon’s contingent to the games. On arrival, Issa told Awoko sports that he will do his best to meet the expectations of his compatriots. He said that he[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Leone Stars victorious in first leg of Africa Nations Cup

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Leone Stars victorious in first leg of Africa Nations Cup

The Sierra Leone national football team, the Leone Stars, triumphed over the Seychelles Pirates in a 2-0 victory during Saturday’s preliminary qualifier match for the Africa Nations Cup at Freetown’s National Stadium. “Seychelles can be dangerous,” Leone Stars coach Jonathan McKinstry said, “but we completed our mission.” The Stars retained possession of the ball for[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Cyclists are in readiness to take the road

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Salone Cyclists are in readiness to take the road

The two Cyclists Moses Sesay and Mohamed Thorley are in redness to take the road representing Sierra Leone in the Glasgow Games. The two have since embarked on rigorous trainings ahead of their Commonwealth competition slated for the end of the month. The two Cyclists who will be competing on the road race have told[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: ”I am happy to represent my country”-Hafsatu Sahid Kamara

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: ”I am happy to represent my country”-Hafsatu Sahid Kamara

One of the foreign based athletes representing Sierra Leone in Glasgow has said she is very proud representing her country at the world stage. Hafsatu Sahid Kamara who will be competing for Sierra Leone in the 100 and 200 meters and the 4×100 meters relay, said it both a blessing and prestige to represent her[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: At Glasgow 2014: Abdul Rashid Bangura says…”This is my calling, to become a world champion”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Abdul Rashid Bangura knows about the brutality of war. He can tell you about poverty, about struggle, about life and death. The weighty jabs and powerful uppercuts he will attempt to absorb and evade will feel feather-light compared with the pain and grief the middleweight boxer has experienced in his 27 years. When rebel forces[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: 2 Salone foreign base athletes arrive at Games Village

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Two Sierra Leonean foreign based athletes, Catherine Eke Uggona and Hafsatu Sahid Kamara both from the United States have joined the Sierra Leone delegation in the Games Village in Glasgow. The two athletes who are determined to make huge differences in the athletics team have told Awoko Sports that they have with determination to bring[...]

Sierra Leone News: Travelogue :Glasgow here I come

Friday, July 18th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:  Travelogue :Glasgow here I come

I am presently at Glasgow to witness and cover my second Commonwealth Games in four years. The first was in India in 2010. I was able to be in Glasgow by the grace of God. My coming to Glasgow started some months back when I was selected by the National Cycling Association  as an official[...]