October 27, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL), Dr. Patrick Coker, has stated that they were working relentlessly to get more exposure for Sierra Leonean athletes ahead of the upcoming and future international games.
Like their neighboring Mano River Union counterparts, Sierra Leonean athletes lack much international exposures that would enable them compete with other top class athletes across the globe, but the NOC-SL boss was hopeful they can put an end to such problem.
“We had problems with facilities in the country but we are trying to expose our athletes with these international facilities, as was done for the ones who competed in the Rio Olympic Games,” Dr. Coker said, and admitted that they were working relentlessly to help the athletes get much exposure as possible.
He said: “This is not like a false promise. We are willing to take our athletes for international training before the Commonwealth Games, and already, we have been offered such opportunity, but we are faced with financial constrains to fund them for these trainings.”
With athletes yet to benefit from international training camp this year, already three coaches from NOC-SL, have benefited an International coaching scholarship for different sporting disciplines.
The three coaches included the national swimming coach- Bobson Mansaray, Beach Volleyball Director -Sorie Kamara and the Boxing Coach -Mohamed Turay.