Sierra Leone’s United States of America (USA) based female squad of runners will represent the country at the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa from June 22-26.
The team which eventually made it to Durban are; Aisha Naibe-wey, Hafsatu Kamara and Ngozi Musa.
Team Sierra Leone’s participation was confirmed after the tournament’s organizing committee revealed the names, country, event and time of all the 719 potential athletes that will be part of the meet.
The Sierra Leonean athletes will also hope to use the championship to secure a qualifying time for the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
An official statement released by the President of Athletics South Africa, Aleck Skhosana stated that the country is looking forward to welcoming the world to a true African experience at the CAA 20th edition of the African Senior Championships.
He said: “With the current count of, 43 countries and719 athletes competing in this year’s event it is going to be an action-packed continental Track and Field fest
It was also revealed that over 100 journalists across the continent and beyond applied for media accreditation for the event.
“We expect the number of countries to rise and this naturally means the athletes’ numbers will swell as well. But the list of athletes who have already been entered, reflect quality and class of the Championship ahead.
“The possibility of having records broken is very real and we note that the athletes from all over the continent are excited. We say to them, we are more than ready to host them and show off the true hospitality of a Rainbow Nation.”