Concord Times (Freetown)

Sierra Leone: Ports Authority Ex-Players Union Elect Executive

Ex-players of premier league club, Ports Authority, over the weekend at the Brima Attouga Mini Stadium, elected a new executive to seek the welfare of ex-players of the club.

In his presidential statement, Edwards Kana Koroma who was elected as the ex-players union inaugural president said the idea of forming the union was to seek the welfare of ex-players of the club.

He added that they have been abandoned for so long and lots of their colleagues have passed-away with little or no recognition from the football family.

He said: "This is all about our welfare. We hope to have a secretariat and files for every member of this union. It is our desire to advocate for jobs, engage in business and other issues relating to our welfare."

The newly elected leader advised his members to embrace the union and also promised to serve the union with his full ability. He went on to pay tribute to Leone Stars' Cyprus-based striker, Mustapha Haji Bangura who personally rescued the national volleyball team from being stranding in Cyprus.

The elected secretary general of the Union, Mohamed Kofi Bado Kamara, promised former teammates that the union executive will do its best to make a mark in the recognition of ex-players in the country.

The elected executive members include Edwards Kana Koroma-President, Musa Kill Person Kargbo, Vice president, Mohamed Kofi Bado Kamara-Secretary General, Sadiu Ben Sesay-Assistant secretary, Abdul Karim Kanu-Financial Secretary, Mutarr Koroma- Treasurer, Mohamed Mat-Cole Mansaray-Public Relations Officer, Issa Small Arebeger Mansaray- Organizing Secretary, Salifu Big Arebeger Sesay- Welfare Officer and Abdul Karim Deen-Chief Whip. Also, an Advisory Committee was set up and it comprises of players in the 80s, 90s and those who retired recently.

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