President of the International Boxing Association (IBA), formally known as AIBA, Umar Kremlev has congratulated Solomon Kargbo on his re-election as President of the Sierra Leone Boxing Association (SLBA).

SLBA held their Annual General Meeting (AGM)/ Elective Congress on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Freetown with both Solomon Kargbo and Alhaji Komba returned unopposed at the end of the voting process as President and Secretary General respectively.

Kremlev’s congratulatory message reads: “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon hearing the news of the recent elections in Sierra Leone in which you were re-elected President of the Sierra Leone Boxing Association. I remain optimistic about the future of boxing in Sierra Leone and I congratulate you on your success and look forward to meeting you at the next IBA event.”

The IBA’s next event is their AGM and Elections in June of 2022, while the Women’s World Championship will take place in Turkey.

According to Kargbo, his re-election is a show of trust by the membership, he said the congratulatory message from IBA was because their elections results had been certified by the IBA, as he explained that “The IBA has a mandate that you must send the minutes of your meeting and send the return from the returning office. So, it’s not that you have an election and that’s it; the IBA has to certify your elections.”

Meanwhile, former Secretary General, Christian Campbell was appointed Director of Administrative Internal affairs, Juma Kamara as Admin Secretary, Abu Bakar Kamara- Manager, Alhaji H Koroma-Public Relations Officer, Limpri Sesay- Technical Director, and Sarah Johnson as Commissioner Women Boxing.