The National Olympic Committee has met with various Sporting Associations at the Olympafrica Centre at Goderich to discuss preparations towards the second edition of the African Beach Games that is billed for the city of Hammamet, Tunisia from the 24 to 30June 2023.
The meeting which was held at the Henry Moore Auditorium on Saturday, April 1, 2023 was attended Secretaries of Beach Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, basketball, Teqball and Archery among many others.
Chef ‘De’ Mission Yayah Koroma , said preparations for the Bali Games that is expected to commence on the 5 to 12 August 2023 had commenced long before the meeting was held and that the qualification systems for the games had been communicated earlier on to the various discipline and added that keen interest must be given to the qualification process to possibly trigger the representation of Sierra Leone in the African beach games and to visibly demonstrated the drive to compete and not to make up the numbers.
Yayah also noted the preliminary arrangement of the 2023 African Beach Games, and the possible disciplines that would grace the games if only they meet the threshold of qualification.
Some Members of the different sporting Associations including the technical director of the Sierra Leone Athletics Association Harold Palmer , gave valid suggestions in so far as reaching the ultimate targets of the national Olympic of sierra Leone especially in terms of athletes representation and development alike.
Meanwhile, the president of NOC, Prince Sualley, reaffirms the commitment of the body to conduct the various processes through transparent and credible manner in a bid to obtain better representation on the international stage.
The Maiden edition of the African Beach game took place in Sal , Cape Verde from 14 to 23 June 2019 and the following the great success of the inaugural edition over one thousand participants including the fifty four Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Member countries are expected to grace the games.
Sierra Leone as in many other countries getting the green light for athletes to grace the African beach games this year would be a complete joy in itself.