Head coach of Sierra Leone national swimming team, Bobson Mansaray has called on the government and sporting authorities to start preparation early for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Coach Mansaray who watched his two swimmers Bunturabie Jalloh and Osman Kamara break and set new 50m Freestyle national records at the just concluded 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil believed only early preparation will help Sierra Leone challenge others for potential medals in the upcoming Games.
“So we need to get our act together, the government, sports administrators and the athletes. Early preparation is needed for us to succeed in Australia. I am appealing to the government through the Sports ministry to start hanging heads for better and early preparations.”
Meanwhile, Coach Mansaray has expressed his delight with his swimmers performances at the Rio games despite the fact that they failed to make it to the semis-finals of their respective 50m Freestyle heats.
He said: “The performance of the two swimmers was great and speaks volume. I am very proud of both swimmers though not satisfied but they performed well and their approach to the competition was one of the secret which enables them to break their national records.”