May 9, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Newly appointed Sierra Leone Wrestling coach, Jamal Jaffa, has set his sight on scoping gold medal at the 2017 Wrestling World Championships in France.
Coach Jaffa, who guided the national team to secure silver and bronze medals on his debut at the African Championship believes with improved training, the country will win its first world championship gold medal.
“My main focus is to ensure that our wrestlers gets the right facilities, training, diets and workout for the World Championship,” he said, adding that they were not far away from winning gold medal in such competition.
The physical structured wrestling boss said: “I was disappointed a little bit at the African championship because one of our priorities was to win gold medal and we came close to achieving that but due to few professional reasons, we missed-out.
“The World Championship is our target and with mental toughness and improved training, I believe we are going for gold in France.”
The Sierra Leone national wrestling team will soon resume training ahead of the World championship which is expected to run from August 21–27 in France.