Minister of Sports Ibrahim Nyelenkeh on Wednesday 5th August 2020 presented the National Sports Authority (NSA) board members to President Bio at State House. Minister Nyelenkeh thanked the president for the audience, noting that the courtesy call was symbolic because for the first time the country is providing the kind of support required by the NSA. He said he was meeting the president to officially present the board, adding it is a very lucrative sporting agency that would create jobs across the country.
In his response, President Bio said Sierra Leone was once known for its sporting prowess in all disciplines and noted that the New Direction government was about reviving sports and every aspect of human endeavours in the country. Congratulating the new board members, the President said he was very impressed by its personalities and urged them to do more.
“We have great talents but we need to nurture them. I leave that task to you to help the Sports Ministry to bring these talents together so we can compete again at the international level. We are going to fight and make sure that you get not only the moral support but also the financial support to be able to move things,” he assured. The NSA exists to coordinate, regulate, promote and support competitive sporting activities with a view to promoting national cohesion, professionalism, excellence in sports and international recognition. BT/7/8/2020