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Is Roll Ball game a popular sport in Sierra Leone?

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Is Roll Ball game a popular sport in Sierra Leone?

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The team that is able to score more goals wins. There are two referees in a match. The ball can be held in either one or both the hands, even during passing and shooting. Player interaction is similar to basketball in that a player must dribble the ball while carrying it. A player may dribble, pass or throw the ball with single or both the hands. It is a violation to run or roll with the ball without dribbling or to deliberately kick or block the ball it with any part of the leg. To accidentally come into contact or touch the ball with the foot or leg is not a violation. Players may also not strike the ball with a fist. Foul rules are similar to those of association football, including the use of yellow cards and red cards. Sierra Leone has been playing this game roll ball for the past two years as I told you, but still the game has no pitch to play in the country. 

The court size can vary from 28 to 40 metres (92 to 131 ft) in length and 15 to 20 metres (49 to 66 ft) in width. The court includes a center line dividing offensive and defensive areas. The penalty line is drawn 4.5 m or 3.5 m away from the goal. Free Throw line or Goalkeeper’s line or D arena is 3.5 m to 2.5 m away from the goal. The playing court is marked by 5 cm boundary line. All other line is marked by red or white color. The court is hard and is made of concrete, asphalt, mat or wood. A 3-meter line is drawn as a safety margin outside the boundary line. The goal is 2.25 metres wide by 2.00 metres height.

Now the question, the Roll ball fans are asking, when will they have playing pitch? When will the game court across the country? There is any hope of the game continue?  These fans are calling on the government through the ministry of Sports to help develop the game of Roll Ball in the country.

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