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.
Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company is set to splash out Le100 million as bonus on the 4/50 Jackpot Lottery game of5th March 2018 with a caption “ELECTION FEVER”, any of our customer who wins the 4/50 jackpot will receive Le100 million in addition to the amount won. Mercury is always committed to provide range of opportunities to win millions of leones every day.
“I am grateful to God and Onlime. I have never travelled out of Sierra Leone. I am super excited and I look forward to the experience of traveling to a country like Ghana”, says star prize winner of the Onlime December 2017 Promotions.
Hawanatu Agnes Songo was recently addressing the media at the offices of Onlime 33 Regent Road, Hill Station in Freetown, where she also stated that: “I guess my passion for going out with friends and having fun and sharing posts and photos of those bits onlime social networking site has paid off”.
The exhibition which is currently being held at the Miata Conference hall in Freetown, slated to end on 30th November this year has decided to let go all its products with ultra modern qualities to people rushing in now to get them as the trade period draws to an end few days from today.
The leading telecommunications company in Sierra Leone, Africell is to sponsor one of the couintry’s renowned musicians, Abdul Salam Barrie, aka Yung Sal, who has won several awards.
Abdul Salam Barrie will perform tomorrow Saturday 11th November, 2017 at the Empire Night Club, Garrison Street via PZ in Freetown.
African Independent Radio Station Manager, John Konte said that Abdul Salam Barrie’s sponsorship is the normal touch of Africell Night Life to reach out to its numerous valuable subscribers recalling that the company has sponsored several musical shows and concepts.
John Konte revealed that Africell always supports and sponsors several activities citing the recent Beach Volleyball Competition and the Africell Life Insurance Product launched on 23rd October, 2017 in line with the company’s proud tradition of always taking the lead at the cutting edge of technological innovation in the telecommunications industry in the country.
According to John Konte, since the inception of Africell in Sierra Leone, it has never changed its brand name even when it bought over Tigo and has always provided affordable quality service.
He further stated that Africell has transformed the lives of several people nationwide and assured that the company would continue its good work disclosing, “Africell has over 3,000,000 subscribers but our network is still the best in the country.”
Foday Swaray, an Africell subscriber, said that Africell is an household name in Sierra Leone that caters for everybody with quality service intimating that the company has continued to grow daily and underscored that it is not surprising that the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) graded Africell the best provider of quality service.
He continued that he is amazed that unlike other networks, since its inception, Africell has never changed its brand name and promised to attend the Africell Night Life at Empire Night Club on Saturday 11th November, 2017 to rock and dine with Yung Sal and Africell management concluding, “Africell is the cheapest and the fastest 3G++ with new reduced data bundles.”
African women residing in the EU capital of Brussels have added their voices to the clarion call for more inclusion of women in all spheres of governance. Led by the President of the African Women’s League in Belgium, Ms Regina Mukondola, she hammered home the message to members of the diplomatic family in attendance during the celebration of the African Women’s Day at the ACP headquarter in Brussels on 28th July this year.