Following the country’s recent Qualification to the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Cameroon, the House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has today Thursday July 1st honoured the players and Technical Team of Leone Stars with a standing ovation in the well of parliament, in appreciation for the team’s landmark performance which saw the country through to the continents most celebrated football festival for the first time in over 25 years.
The Sierra Leone Football Association President Thomas Daddy Brima and his Executive Members, the Minister of Sports Ibrahim Nyelenkeh and the Executive Director of the National Sports Authority Dr. Kenneth Brima were also proudly applauded by members of parliament for their tremendous efforts towards this historic achievement.
Other key football administrators who also enjoyed a similar honour were the General Secretary of SLFA- Christopher Kamara, the Chairman of Bo Rangers Football Club- Babadi Kamara and the Ambassador of Sports Charlie Bio Jr.
In his presentation, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Sports- Hon. Alusine Alu Conteh congratulated the SLFA President and the entire management of the team, noting that “This historic achievement will go unforgotten” All those petty things that used to bring problems within the football should now be put aside”. “Let us make use of this opportunity, prepare our team well, going into the tournament”. He added
Congratulating Leone Stars, the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Abass Bundu said that “This house salutes all of you for the magnificent achievement you have made. You go to Cameroon with the blessings of this house”.
“The tasks that were given to all of you, we know you will live up to that task. It may be difficult by please don’t underestimate yourselves and your abilities. You can do it”.
Sierra Leone defeated Benin by 1:0 on a neutral ground in Guinea to book a spot in the Total AFCON Cameroon 2021 which is scheduled to take place in January next year.