Incumbent President of National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE) Dr. Patrick Coker on Wednesday night reaffirmed his commitment to keep his bargain by serving the sports committee for only two consecutive terms.
Dr. Coker who is set to be re-elected President on Saturday March 25th in Bo District, Southern Sierra Leone has in an exclusive interview with African Sports Monthly said he stands by his words to only run for two terms as President of the NOC-SLE.
With no challenger for the said position ahead of the Saturday polls, Dr. Coker who also doubles as President of the Sierra Leone Handball Association believes the NOC-SLE membership are satisfied with his administration in the past four years.
“He said: “If the membership were not satisfied during your first term, or if there was someone, who thinks he/she can do better, there would have been a challenger.”
“In My first term, we were able to achieve in a lot in areas such as capacity building for coaches, officials and administrators. Good governance and transparency at the NOC-SLE, good cooperation and interaction with association executives, structural changes at the NOC and also the return of all athletes and officials after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”
Ahead of his second and final term, the NOC-SLE boss said he will continue with his existing programs but his focus will now be on talent identification, concentrating on star athletes, marketing and local funds sourcing amongst others.
Dr. Coker was elected NOC-SLE president in 2013, when he succeeded, Henry G. Moore who served the said position for more than two terms of four years each.
By: Sahr Morris Jr.