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SLAA Doles Out Compensations to Athletes Unable to Compete in African Beach Games

The Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA), with support from the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE), awarded compensation packages and scholarships to its athletes on September 19, 2023.

The Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) awarded $500 each to Osman Charley and Theresa Kargbo, who were unable to compete in the recently concluded African Beach Games in Hammamet, Tunisia due to visa issues. The SLAA also donated 2,000 New Leones to 12-year-old Mamusu Kanu of Makeni, an emerging athlete, to support her education.

SLAA President Martin Momoh Bangura said the move is one of their many efforts to develop athletes and encourage them to do well in representing the country.

Male marathoner Osman Charley thanked the SLAA and NOC-SLE for supporting them with the money even though they did not participate in the Hammamet games. His colleague Theresa Kargbo shared similar sentiments.

The athletics body hopes to compete in the All African Games in Ghana in March 2024, ahead of the Summer Olympics in France.


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