The National Sports Authority (NSA) on Friday 22nd April, 2022 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leadership of the various forces in the country to kick start the Inter-Force Sports Competition.

Before the signing of the MOU, NSA’s Director of Participation and Sustainable Sports, Steven Keifala highlighted the benefits of reactivating the forces sports competitions, stating that it will be organized annually with the objective of identifying emerging talents within the forces and to boost the morale of the forces. He informed the gathering that the MoU will enable the NSA to reintroduce the physical literacy program for personnel within the forces.

During the signing ceremony, NSA’s Executive Director, Dr. Kenneth Brima emphasized the need for discipline within the forces, noting that sports require discipline.

In demonstrating commitments to the maiden edition of the Inter-Force Sports Competition, the Steering Committee led by the ED and the under-mentioned personalities signed the MoU:

1. Ambrose Michael Sovula- Inspector General of Police;
2. Joseph Lamboi,
Director-General, Sierra Leone Correctional Service;
3. Nazir Ahmed Alie Kamanda Bongay-
Chief Fire Officer;
4. Brigadier Christian Fahim Marrah-

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Training and Doctrine, on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff.
Before the signing of the MoU, each of the signatories welcomed this laudable initiative, and appreciated the NSA for their good work in terms of bringing a new paradigm to sports development in the country, especially the reactivation of sports for the forces.

“As forces, engaging in sporting activities is extremely good for us as this keeps our fitness level high at all times. We are more than willing and ready for this maiden edition after years without having sports competition for the forces”, they said.

The following disciplines have been identified for the competition:

1. Athletics
2. Handball
3. Football