Sierra Leone's sports minister, Ahmed Khanou on Tuesday said both the Sierra Leone cricket national team, the Patriots and the national female beach volleyball squad deserve Presidential gratitude for success achieved in their recent international competitions.
Addressing the female beach volleyball players and officials who returned from Nigeria on Tuesday at his Bishop’s House office, Brookfield’s, the Sports Minister promised that he will ensure that both teams received such motivation.
He said: “This is the first time such a welcome will be granted to our teams after successful international competitions.
The volleyball players were welcomed at the airport and the cricketer will receive hero’s welcome today.”
“You all deserve a presidential appreciation which will serve as motivation for you and other athletes. I together with my deputy will ensure you receive that motivational gesture.” In related development, the Patriots on Tuesday officially received their gold medals and trophies in South Africa before the team’s departure and they are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone today at 16:00 hours.