By, Reginald Brian O. Sawyerr, Sports Reporter, Kalleone Radio
Â Monday 29th March 2021
Â The National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone and Labrum Clothing have unveiled the Sierra Leone Olympic Kit for Tokyo 2020 at the New Brookfields Hotel in Freetown.
The CEO of Labrum Clothing, Mr FodayDumbuya, started his statement by thanking the National Olympic Committee and everyone present stating that their presence means the world to him.
FodayDumbuya gave a brief biography of himself and shared some of his working experience with Nike in the U.K. adding that that the vision of Labrum Clothing came to him while working for Nike.
After a visit to Makeni to be part of the annual Marathon competition he became impressed after he saw some young boys and girls together competing for the same goals.
Responding to the statement of the Labrum CEO, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone, Dr Patrick Coker, thanked and appreciated the CEO of Labrum who has collaborated with his Chef de Mission, UnisaDeenKargbo, to achieve such a tremendous partnership.
He concluded by mentioning that his one wish is to ensure that Labrum, the name and the brand, stayed permanently and become more popular in Sierra Leone.
Motivating the athletes, the Chairlady of Labrum Clothing, Madam Wokie heaped praises on Mr.Dumbuya, Labrum CEO for his brilliant initiative in trying to change the narrative of sport designing in the history of Sierra Leone.
She encouraged the athletes to be serious with their practices at all times so that they will be able to perform well.
The event was graced with the presence of The Sierra Leone Sports Ambassador, Charlie Bio Jnr, Mr AlieKaddar Adviser to the Minister of Sports, Mr Christian Dauda, Team Manager of Leone Stars, Mr Kebbie, Team Manager Of the U-17 National Team, Representatives from the Ministry of Sports, Representative from the British High Commission to Sierra Leone, the media and Presidents of Sporting Disciplines.
A symbolic unveiling of the Labrum Olympic kits was done by different athletes from the Swimming, Athletics and Paralympic Disciplines.
A replica of the kit was presented to the National Olympic Committee through the Chef de Mission.
The Swimming Association Secretary General, Mohamed Abdul Turay, gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Disciplines that’ll be going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
PUBLIC REVIEW SPORTS
CAF DECISION ON SIERRA LEONE VS BENIN MATCH (AFCON 2021)
The Sierra Leone Football Association would like to inform the public that CAF has notified SLFA that the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations has decided to postpone the match #151 between Sierra Leone and Benin in the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers until the next FIFA international window scheduled for June 2021
CAF did not state the yardstick used by the committee to arrive at the said decision.
Consequently in accordance with art. 83, 84 and 85 of the AFCON Regulations which adequately address issues around failure to report for a match and/or refusal to play, of which there have been several precedents the Sierra Leone Football Association has resolved to appeal the decision of the AFCON Organizing Committee.
SLFA is therefore calling on every Sierra Leonean especially football loving fans to stay calm as the matter is currently being pursued in line with the appropriate statutory provisions.
SLFA Media Department…
CANCELLATION OF THE GAME BETWEEN LEONE STAR AND BENIN
By Mansaraykalilu (Dembele)
After Nigeria Gave Sierra Leone A hope of Qualifying for the Africa cup of nation Since 1996 in South Africa,By Beating the Squirrel Of Benin On Sunday By 1-0 Goal Scored By the Substitute player Paul Onuachu.
Now Sierra Leone Need to play The Squirrel Of Benin Today at the National Stadium,in which Both Of the CountriesÂ Were Promised, If Sierra Leone Win the Game Against Benin And Qualify for the Africa cup of Nation Since 1996 in South Africa, Each player will Have 10,000 Dollars And A plot Of Land As promised By the President of Sierra Leone that is Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio.
And also If the Squirrel Of Benin Stop the Host Sierra Leone Of Qualifying of the Africa cup of Nation,30,000 Dollars Will Be Provided.
Now When the Nacoverc People were Present at the National Stadium Headed By the Spoke Person Solomon Jamiru,they Decided to Test Each player So As To Maintain The Precautionary measure.
They Came Out with the Decision In which 5Â players For the Squirrel Of Benin were Tested Positive for Covid 19 including their Number 1 Goalkeeper KhaledAdenon,And this Five Players were in the Starting Line-up for the Squirrel Of Benin,So the Benin Officials Deem it Expedient on their Sides to Tell the players Not to Come out of the Bus, Because they Said they Were Not Convinced By the Test Nacoverc Does on their Players.
Â There was a serious deliberation Between the BENIN officials and The Commissioner of CAF to allow the players to come out and Play the Match but to no avail.
They Now Decided to Leave theÂ Field And head to the Hotel, Now Rumours Were going on That The Game had just Been Rescheduled to 7pm,And others were Saying the Game would Play at Exactly 9pm At the National Stadium
The Head of Media And MarketingÂ of The Sierra Leone football Association Ibrahim Kamara Says the Game have Definitely Been Cancelled,in which the Commissioner of CAf will now Decide which Decision To Take And Would Communicate To General Populace of Sierra Leone And The General Populace of BENIN in Due Cours
INCREASE OF THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN THE LISTS AND THE RULES RELATED TO THE MATCH ORGANIZATION IN CASE OF POSITIVE PLAYERS IN THE COVID19 TESTS
Â In accordance with the guidelines of the FIFA and CAF health protocols against CoVID-19 and for the resumption of competitions, players testing positive for the virus are not allowed to participate in matches.
In this particular context, the Emergency Committee of CAF has, in order to allow the different teams engaged in CAF competitions to have a sufficient number of players to participate in the matches, has adopted following the proposal of the Organising Committee of AFCON the following decisions :
– For the competitions where the regulations imposes a list with a limited number of players (Example :Interclubs, Competitions with final tournament systemâ€¦) : increase the number of players with 10 players; (if for example the regulations imposes a list of 30 players, the number will be increased to 40) ;
– For the competitions where the regulations allows the modification of the playersâ€™ list from one match to the other (example : AFCON qualifiers, Women AFCON Qualifiersâ€¦etc) : the associations can already travel with unlimited number of players which will allow them to replace any positive player in the PCR COVID19 test ;
– Following the increase of the number of players in the list, the following rule, which is in accordance with the laws of the game will be applied for all CAF competitions: A team will have to make sure to present at least 11 players (including one goal keeper + 4 substitutes) to participate to a match and this regardless of the number of players that would have tested positive to the PCR COVID19 test ;
Should a team not be able to participate to a match, the result of the match will be determined according to the below criteria:
a. if a team does not have the minimum number of players (11 players including 1 goalkeeper + 4 substitutes) to play a match, the team will be considered to have lost the match 2- 0.
b. In case a participating team cannot travel to the host country and/or venue of a Match due to any travel or other restriction relating to COVID-19, the participating team shall be considered to have lost the match 2 – 0.
c.In case a host team cannot organize a match or cannot has not been authorized by its government to receive another team, the host team shall be considered to have lost the match 2 – 0.
d. For exceptional cases, the organizing committee shall be consulted to take a final decision.
– Regarding the substitutions during a match:
a.The number of substitutes allowed on the start list remains unchanged in conformity with each competitionâ€™s regulations.
b.Â Â Â Five (5) substitutions will be allowed for Matchday 3 and 4 of the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers.
– Presence spectators during Matchday 3 and 4 of the AFCON 2021 Qualifiers:
a.Â Â Â All the matches must be played without spectators.
b.Â Â Â However, should a host associationâ€™s government approve that matches can be played with spectators; the host federation must obtain prior approval from CAF. The number of spectators shall not exceed 50% of the stadium capacity.
These measures are effective and are valid only during the current context of global health crisis due to the COVID-19.