National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS) under the leadership of President Osman Bikal Kamara has appointed Sahr Morris Jnr popularly known as Journalistic Lux as their Deputy Sport Director.
The Journalistic Lux appointment came after the NUSS president officially endorses him as the fittest man to run the office based on the wealth of experience he has gained over the past years in the sport industry.
He added that the NUSS sport directorate is charged with the responsibility to coordinate sporting activities that involves students under the umbrella of the union.
“Football and athletics have been the dominants sporting disciplines under NUSS due to their popularity but we have other sporting disciplines that needed the growth from university and colleges. To achieve such, this was the reason I think the NUSS president and his executive decided to incorporate me to help widen the sporting wing of the Union.
“My work starts now and my first move is to engage the director so that we see how best we can convince people with technical knowledge on other sports like Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and more to assist us in training student that might have the intention of playing them, “Morris Jr. said.
He further revealed that they will meet with executives of the various sporting association for collaboration so as to encourage them to include the universities as part of their plan of activities as most students have on several occasion represented the country in competitions staged within and out of Sierra Leone.
“This will give students with the intention to take sports as their career, the opportunity to train intensively and probably join those who have already taken sport as their career to compete in various competitions, “he added.
He pointed out that although they are new in the office, one of their major plans is to establish contact with the University Games Federation in Sierra Leone to see how they could partner together to organize competitions and to further see Sierra Leonean student compete in the World University games.
“By all indication, the University Games Federation didn’t have a Student representative which should not be the case as federation can’t function without the students. So we need that link to bring us together as a family under the same sunshade,”Morris stressed.
Sahr Morris Jr who is now a final year student at Fourah Bay College reading Mass Communication is also the Secretary General of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone and Sports Editor of Concord Times.