Concord Times (Freetown)

15 May 2012

Sierra Leone: Cricket - KCC Eyes Successive Win

The Kennemmanjane Cricket Club (KCC) would be eyeing their second straight win in the ongoing Sierra Leone Women's national league when the take on their Sierra Leone Police opponents on Sunday at the Kingtom Ovals.

The KCC girls marked their debutant in the league with a three-wicket win over Mid West last Sunday and now could face a more difficult test against Police this weekend.

However, team captain Ann Marie Kargbo believes they will secure another win this weekend despite admitting a difficult battle ahead.

"Police will be a more difficult opponent that Mid West and we must rise to the challenge and improve more on the way we played in our first game. I believe we can walk away victorious again because our aim is to win the title," Kargbo said.

Isata Kamara of the Sierra Leone Police said a win will be a perfect bounce back for them after losing their first match against tournament favourites, Stadium Stars.

On Saturday, Stadium Stars could secure their second win in a row when they take on Mid West at the Kingtom Ovals.

Salone still hopeful of ECOWAS Games participation

Sierra Leone's delegation is still hopeful of making it to the second edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games scheduled to commence in Ghana later this week.

Until late Thursday Team Sierra Leone, which is made up of Wrestling, Athletics, Handball and Volleyball, was still sourcing out funds from the Finance Ministry to travel via flight to Ghana.

However, President of the Sierra Leone Wrestling Association, Prince Sualley, is confident they will travel today for the Games and similar assertions were made by officials from the other sporting disciplines.

The Games are expected to attract 10 countries including Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo as they have all have confirmed their participation in the biannual event billed for June 16-22.

The is the first time Ghana is hosting the Games which is aimed at promoting peace and unity within the sub-region and also contributing towards the realization of the "ECOWAS Vision 2020", which seeks to move the community from an "ECOWAS of States" to an "ECOWAS of People".

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