Wrestling Association seeks funding for African championship


January 12, 2018 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone team at the 2017 African Championship

President of Sierra Leone Wrestling Association (SLWA), Prince Sualley, has confirmed they are in desperate need of funds to enable them compete in the forthcoming senior, Junior and Cadet Africa Wrestling Championship.

The 2018 Africa Championship is scheduled to run from 7-11 February in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and the SLWA are unsure whether they will compete in this year’s tournament, which will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the 2018 Commonwealth in Australia.

“Our participation is still unclear because we are yet to get full confirmation from those we have asked for support,” Sualley said, adding that they are still in need of a Good Samaritan ahead of their departure.

Sierra Leone Wrestlers have enjoyed good outings in the African championship, in 2017, female debutant, Fatmata Mansaray, scooped silver medal in the 72 kg Women’s wrestling junior category and Mathew Moiwoi Farmah grabbed bronze in 66 kg Greco-Roman Juniors category.

Also, duo of Abdulai Salam and Hajaratu Kanu are both sharing three African Championship medals. In Marrakesh, Morocco, Salam won a bronze medal in the 74kg Greco Roman style, while Hajaratu secured bronze in the Olympic qualifiers.

Also in Tunis, Hajaratu secured silver medal in the 75kg female bout, whilst Salam fought in the 75kg Greco Roman style category and took the bronze medal.
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