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Sierra Leone Sports: ”Govt. has disappointed Female Handball players ”-AG Koroma

The Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Handball Association, AG Koroma, said that government has disappointed the Handball Association, the players and also the youths of this country. He said that he is really disappointed but admonished them to take it as a challenge. He said the government were unable to provide air tickets for the team to compete in a regional tournament in Ivory Coast.
He explained the ordeal he went through at the Ministry of Sport; almost four days trying to secure funds for the female Hand Ball National Team trip to Ivory Coast for the Regional Tournament.
He expressed special thanks to the head Coach for his patience during the training period.
Koroma went further to appeal to the girls not to be discouraged as all is not lost and stated that they should still continue to train as come next year they are expecting to represent the country in the Gambia in the same competition.
The team captain, Sallay Sam, said that it is heartrending because this is not the first time the Ministry has behaved this way. She recalled a few years back, they had a tournament in Ghana but they did not make the trip because there was no financial support from the Ministry of Sports. The trip was cancelled at the eleventh hour when some players were already at the Airport.
She appealed to the Ministry to always give them the same treatment as they are giving to the football teams.
Unisa Kamara, who has been following the handball association, said they should also blame the executive who were unable to find sponsorship for the female team. He said since this present executive took office not much has been done. They only come on board for elections. After four years they surface again to be elected for another four years.
He revealed that the female team should take part in the same competition next year. The executive will not do anything, only waiting on government at the 11th hour. If the players are to achieve their aims and objective more has to be done for the good of handball in the country.
By Bernard Turay
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Thursday August 30, 2018.

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