The Attorney General Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara who is seen by many to be a champion for young men and women in the country is said to have as one of his platforms a plan to help develop avenues to engage the country’s young men and women and provide opportunities for them to a better life which in essence will enhance development in the nation.
Complementing the efforts of the Association on the International front Mr. Leslie Koroma of Texas USA who is the International Rep of the SLAA last month launched an effort called the Team Salone project to create a fund to assist the country’s athletes with their needs from training to medical as well as their daily livelihood and in some instances if the funds are available fill the gap in assisting with funding for International meets for the association where necessary. The Team Salone project is live via the website www.teamsalone.com to which anyone can make a donation to assist with the cause of developing and promoting athletics in the nation through a Go Fund Me Link or a PayPal donation link.
Currently 4 athletes in Hafsatu Kamara of Arizona, USA, Ngozi Musa of Harvard University, Maggie Barrie of The Ohio State University and Aisha Naibe-wey of the University of Virginia have met the Confederation of Athletics CAA Standards for the Senior African Athletics Championship and are preparing to go to Durban South Africa on June 22nd 2016 pending all the costs are met, to send them to the championships where they are legitimate medal contenders at the championships.
After the meeting with the Attorney General and aspirant to the highest office in the Land the SLAA Executive President Mr. Karim Sesay said he was very impressed with his charisma and his vision for the country, the enthusiasm of the President of the Association was echoed by its Vice President Mr. Emeric Cole. They said the funds donated will go towards helping with the cost in sending athletes to the various international meets on schedule for the year.