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During President Julius Maada Bio’s speech on the occasion of State Opening of the Fifth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the second Republic of Sierra Leone on May 10, 2022, the Fountain of Honour chose his words carefully to express the successes sectors in his government has achieved over the years.
In the area of sports, it was difficult to add disciplines like Badminton , wrestling , and lawn tennis to the list of the progressives since the Ministry of Sport and the people of Sierra Leone know very little or nothing about these disciplines. The reason points back to the administrative lapses demonstrated by those leading these sporting disciplines.
Our president was very deliberate to mention Swimming , Golf and, Boxing . The records are explicit.
Here is an excerpt from President Bio’s speech:
“With our return to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after a 25-year hiatus; our increasingly popular and profitable Sierra Leone Premier League that is showcasing exceptional home-based footballing talents; and, our regional successes in boxing, golf, swimming, my Government can safely claim that we have restored an era of sporting excellence once more in Sierra Leone.”