The Executive Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Dr. Abdul Rahman Swaray has disclosed that they (NSA) have estimated to spend the sum of Seventy Billion Leones to cover related expenses for the Leone Stars and the rest of the team’s delegation that will be travelling to witness the delayed 2021-Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for January next year in Cameroon.
Dr. Swaray made the disclosure at the Africell-American corner in Freetown on Wednesday, September 22 while delivering a keynote address prior to the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) and AFRICELL mobile tele-communication provider in Sierra Leone.
Abdul Rahman Swaray revealed that there are forty-nine (49) registered sporting disciplines at the moment under the auspices of NSA, and that “NSA is also looking forward to working with Africell-Sierra Leone as one of the corporate bodies already identified by the NSA, and will be approaching others very soon for support towards sports in the country.
“Funds allocated to NSA are meagre to support all the activities and programs of the forty-nine (49) registered sporting Associations in the country” he remarked.
Adding that: “the allocated fund to NSA for instance can be spent solely on the National Senior Men’s Football team (Leone Stars)” and that “The Authority (NSA) has already put together a budget amounting to Seventy Billion Leones to prevent unexpected circumstances where they might be stranded at any point in time while in Cameroon next year for the African Cup of Nations tournament with Leone Stars,” Dr. Swaray further revealed.