The second Bintunani Cup Sierra Leone International Table Tennis Tournament ended on Sunday in Freetown, with certificates and other prizes awarded to this year's champions in three categories.
Organized by the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Table Tennis Association and Chinese Chamber of Commerce, it saw the participation of more Sierra Leoneans in the event.
The suspended Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President, Isha Johansen re-appeared before Hon. Justice Reginald Fynn of the High Court of Sierra Leone yesterday, Wednesday 14th November, 2018. She was docked for corruption-related offences, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.
The accused person is charged with the offences of Misappropriation of Public Funds and Conspiracy to Commit Corruption offence, which negate section (128) Rule (1) of Act No.12 of 2008 of the country’s laws.
A one year education project launched by the Honorable Member of Parliament Keikura Vandy of Constituency 088, Bo District costs four hundred and seventy two million, seven hundred thousand Leones (Le472,700,000).
Some three thousand two hundred pupils in Bo District have officially registered and commenced free Saturday remedial education classes launched by Hon. Keikura Vandy of Constituency 088 in the District.
Hon. Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh (center), Minister of State, Mrs. Francess P. Alghali (right) and members of the FIFA delegation
FIFA Inquiring Group has jetted in to commence their investigation as agreed during the Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh and his delegation’s visit to FIFA head offices in Zurich to discuss issues pertinent to the suspension of the country from participating in world football activities.
Welcoming the guests, the Hon. Vice President reminded the delegation that he was part of the Sierra Leone delegation that went to FIFA head offices in Zurich on 17th October, 2018 to discuss the issue that triggered FIFA’s pronouncement in banning the country from world football activities.
A delegation of the Government of Sierra Leone led by the Vice-President, Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Priscilla Schwartz, the Ambassador to Switzerland, Lansana Gberie, and the Deputy Ambassador to Switzerland, Samuel U. B. Saffa, met with FIFA officials headed by the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) was represented by its President, Isha Johansen. A courtesy visit was also paid to the delegation of the Government of Sierra Leone by the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, right after the meeting.
FIFA has promised to advise CAF to reschedule the Leone Star matches against Black Star after accepting Sierra Leone's apology in Zurich.
Reliable reports from the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland indicate that the world football governing body will now advise the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to reschedule Sierra Leone’s matches against the Black Star of Ghana that were cancelled last week due to the impasse between FIFA and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).
World football governing body (FIFA) has given orders that Sierra Leone should by September 24 this year explain the decision by the ACC to remove the President of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) or face possible sanction. FIFA in a letter said reports from Sierra Leone indicate that the country’s anti-graft agency stormed the premises of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and installed its own executive which according to FIFA constituted a violation of its statutes on third party interference.
Sierra Leone faces the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday.
The ACC threatened the move after sending a letter to Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha Johansen, telling her to step down over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team.
Recent scientific studies substantiate what many marijuana users have claimed all along — that it enhances sexual relations. Currently, almost all research into the effects of the cannabis plant is prohibited by the U.S. government due to its classification as a Schedule I substance. However, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while nine states have also legalized adult use of recreational marijuana. Legalization benefits academia, as it finally allows researchers to study and analyze marijuana's effects, including its impact on sexual intercourse.
The Sierra Leone Swimming and Water Polo Association recently launched eight days training course for PE teachers across the country at the Saika Stevens Stadium.
The essence of the training is to empower PE teachers to help popularize Water Polo sport in the country as it is a new sport and the technical knowledge is not there yet to improve it.
According to the expert from South Africa Brad Rowe he said the main imitative is to increase the awareness that the sport exists and also to help swimmers understand the necessary skills that are involved in the sport. He went on to say that the participants will be receiving certificates from FINA.
The Public Relations Officer for the Sierra Leone Diving and Water Polo Association, Gida Kiz Kamara said the association is training a total of thirty six PE teachers and that coaches are present at the training course. He added that these teachers and coaches will help to improve the sport in the country as Water Polo is a fairly new sport in the country.
The postponement of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Congress which was to have been held this month has angered both the Sierra Leone Sports Minister Ibrahim Nyelenkeh and some members of the SLFA, according to reliable reports.
The minister had hoped to oversee the return of football in the country within 90 days of taking office in May. Meanwhile, Minister Nyelenkeh has warned that his government will take strong action against the SLFA if the congress doesn't hold as originally scheduled.
"We'll not accept the postponement because time is not on our side," Nyelenkeh told this reporter.
Abass Bangura handing over agreement to Emerson Bockarie
By Mohamed Lamin Banya
As a way of improving the entertainment industry in Sierra Leone’s leading telecommunications provider Africell has signed one of the country’s finest artistes and CEO of Sugar Entertainment, Emerson Bockarie aka The Last Man Standing, for a year contract as their Brand Ambassador.
According to the Chief Corporate Affairs Manager of Africell, Abass Bangura, they have been supporting several musicians and brands in the past, adding that Emerson is not new to the country’s entertainment industry.
the conditions for the entry into force of the first legally binding instrument adopted under the WHO FCTC were met, paving the way to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products
The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is pleased to announce that with the ratification of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the necessary number of Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol) has been reached for its enter into force in 90 days.
Cross section of SWASAL Executive poses with Min of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh & his Director, Ibrahim Bangura
The new Minister of Sports, Mr. Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, has assured the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) of his government and ministry continued support and partnership towards the development of sports in the country.
“SWASAL is not new to me.I want to assure you and make a commitment that our government through my ministry will continue our relationship with you and the good marriage between us will continue stronger," Nyelenkeh said during a courtesy call by SWASAL on Wednesday, 16th May 2018, at his office at Bishop House in Freetown.