A little over one hundred days when the All People’s Congress (APC) party’s political Messi in the person of Ex-President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma fades away, another political Messi in the person of President Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has emerged, this time from the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
The new Messi yesterday Tuesday 17th July, 2018 made an unannounced visit to the Sierra Leone Football Association Secretariat and witnessed Leones Stars’ morning training session.
This historic visit was witnessed by the Minister of Sports Ibrahim Nyelenkeh and a host of other personalities in the country’s sports. The new Messi and his entourage were warmly received by the Executive and staff of SLFA headed by the Vice President 1 Brima Mazola Kamara since the President herself, Madam Isha Johansen was out of the country on an official duty.
In his keynote address, the new Messi encouraged the national team to work very hard and bring home good results out of the friendly match up against Liberia slated for Sunday 22nd July this year.
He furthered that the Football family should try and put all their differences aside for the growth and development of game.
A 25-man delegation is expected to travel to Liberian during the weekend to honor this friendly match which is in celebration of Liberia’s 171st Independence Day.
The SLPP Messi took off having had a very colorful and cheerful moment with the players leaving them in a very appreciative and joyful mood.