Both Presidents were overwhelmingly elected by their colleagues at the congress as they both went unopposed for the said positions.
The Wrestling president was declared the unopposed winner in the congress after all four of the nomination spot went in his favor thanks to the President of Women and Sports Commission, Pamela Williams, Joseph K Kanu President of Sierra Leone Fencing association, President of Judo association Idriss Massaquoi and athletes’ representative, Frank Turay all nominated him (Prince Sualley).
The excited Prince Sualley said he was pleased to have the backing of his colleague and promised to live up the task entrusted in him. He said: “Despite the fact that my term in that office is short there is lots of work to do and I promise I will never betray the trust given by my colleague Presidents.”
Sualley’s appointment came almost three years after he was defeated at the last NOC-SL congress by the current president Dr. Patrick Coker at the Mugeneh Hall, Goderich for the position of NOC-SL president. Dr. Coker at the time pulled 10 votes while Sualley only secured 6 votes in that election.
The Wrestling president will now replace the late and former President of the Sierra Leone Swimming Diving and Water Pool Association (SLSDWA) Dr. A .T Fadlu-Deen who until his death was the NOC-SL treasurer.
Elsewhere, the President of Squash and Racket Association received the support of his colleague for newly instituted Sports For All Commission after everyone present refused to nominate any other candidate as chairman for the commission.