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Sierra Leone Sports: Deputy Sports Minister donates to COFA

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Deputy Sports Minister donates to COFA

On Tuesday, 28th October 2014, the Deputy Sports Minister, Ishmael Al Sankoh-Conteh donated building materials worth Le 1, 908, 000 (one million nine hundred and eight thousand Leones) to the Central One Football Association (COFA) as part of his contribution towards the Perimeter Fencing Project at the Parade Field in Central Freetown. The materials include[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Camp Canada Postpones Annual Athletics Sports Meet

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

One of the most popular athletics club in the country, Camp Canada, with headquarters based at Kissy in the east of Freetown, has postponed its annual athletics sports meet. According to the head coach of the club, Alim Kamara, the executive of the club decided to postpone the sports meet due to the Ebola outbreak.[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: NOC President attending ANOCA Forum

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: NOC President attending ANOCA Forum

The President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone Dr Patrick Coker will be attending the Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa (ANOCA) Continental Olympic Solidarity forum on good governance in Sports, slated for 30th and 31st of this month in Algeria. Also the scribe of the Committee, Joseph Nyande is presently attending[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Tom Legg quits Salone football coaching job

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A former Plymouth Argyle coach has quit his job teaching young footballers in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone. Tom Legg said he was returning to the UK after quitting his job working with the Craig Bellamy Foundation for the sake of his family Tom, who used to manage Plymouth Argyle Ladies Reserves, grew up in Totnes in[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Wellington Strikers TM on Ebola Sensitization

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Wellington Strikers TM on Ebola Sensitization

The Proprietor/Team Manager of Wellington Striker’s football club, Foday Harden Conteh last Friday 24th October, embarked on one day Ebola sensitization at the Approved School Community, East of Freetown. According to Foday, they decided to organized the sensitization campaign in a bid to complement government’s effort and people in the community in the fight against[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Coach raises concern over salaries

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Coach raises concern over salaries

The head coach of Eastern Lions Football Club, Christian Cole has called on the management of the club to pay the salaries of both players and officials of the club. Christian Cole revealed in an interview with this medium that since becoming FA Cup runners-up, and winning the first round of Premier League, executive members[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Taekwondo fighters to train Police

Friday, October 17th, 2014
Sierra Leone Sports: Taekwondo fighters to train Police

The Sierra Leone Taekwondo Association has decided to introduce the discipline within the Sierra Leone Police to help combat riots. According to the President of the Sierra Leone Taekwondo Association, Oness Abayomi Johnson, Taekwondo told Awoko Sports in an exclusive interview that the discipline is a self-defence sports. He also revealed that a trained Taekwondo[...]

Sierra Leone Sports:Ebola affecting Sierra Leone team – Michael Lahoud

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Sierra Leone midfielder, Michael Lahoud, says that his team-mates have been treated badly and humiliated because of the stigma of Ebola. Due to the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone has been playing their home African Cup of Nations qualifiers in neutral venues. “It is really causing a lot of tension and friction,” Lahoud told BBC Sports.[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: Ebola crisis affects Volleyball Inter-Club Championship

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Ebola crisis in the country has affected the Western Area Volleyball Association (WAVA) annual inter-Volleyball club championship that usually starts in October and ends in April of the following year. This six months championship has always attracted a lot of Volleyball players in the Western Area but has ultimately been put on hold due[...]

Sierra Leone Sports: I’m a Sierra Leonean not a virus – Mustapha Dumbuya

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

I don’t care if they respect me, I’ve got enough respect for myself, and I am a Sierra Leonean not a virus” Dumbuya said. Ahead of their encounter with Cameroon on Wednesday October 15, Notts County defender, Mustapha Dumbuya has responded to ‘Ebola’ chants from opposition fans during the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifiers.[...]