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Nairobi: Deputy Consul tells Salone contingent to "Go for Gold"

By  | 5 October 2010 at 02:10 | 779 views

The Chef de Mission for the 43 man Sierra Leone contingent to participate in the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, in New Delhi, India, says he is optimistic that the country will win gold this time in the various sporting disciplines like cycling, weight lifting, table tennis, wrestling, boxing and athletics.

Victor M.G. Hastings-Spaine who also doubles as the Deputy Director of Sports made this disclosure during the contigent’s short transit at LAICO Regency hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. He lamented over the several challenges the participants are facing in terms of logistical and financial support but he assured the Deputy Consul for Sierra Leone in Kenya Abdul K. Kargbo(top photo, right) about their preparedness and determination to win trophies including gold.

In his welcome and farewell remarks, the Deputy Consul lauded the effort of the government in promoting sports and the participants for their commitment to putting the country on the map in the various sporting disciplines.

Kargbo appealed to the Sierra Leone sporting contingent to emulate the good example of the national football team’s performance recently in Egypt which took the whole of Africa by surprise. ‘Go for the Gold’, he added.

The 43 man contingent of participants include seven women, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr. Minkailu Jalloh, the President of IACC, Mr. Henry Moore, Secretary General of NOC, Joseph Nande, General Team Manager, Pamela Williams and the President of the cycling Association Winston Crowder.