The final football match was witnessed by a host of personalities within and outside the said community, including the Chairman of the community Morlai Kamara, the Officer Commanding Rokel Police Post, ASP Tucker, Insp.S.S Conteh SLP Web Manager, Amos Sorie Dumbuya, President of the Coalition of Young Limba Professionals and Miss Regina Conteh, Programme Coordinator-Foundation for Gender Initiative and Development to name but few.
The Month long gala saw Adama FC of Rokel Community locked horns with Peter Lane FC in what was described as a very thrilling encounter. Prior to the commencement of the Final, the CEO and Founder of the Pleasant Foundation, Marian Pleasant Kargbo thanked the finalists for sailing through to the finals. She welcomed the dignitaries and expressed her appreciation for their cooperation. She further maintained that they had plans to engage in some developmental projects and outlined the aims and objectives of the Organization. She also solicited moral and financial support from well wishers. She used the opportunity to thank Insp. Michael Kelly Dumbuya, Deputy Head of Media and Public Relations Unit in the SLP, who doubles as the Team Manager of Nepean Stars Sports Club in Bo City, for his financial and moral support particularly for personally donating twelve trophies and two footballs to the Foundation.
Michael Kelly Dumbuya in his contribution, thanked the organizers of the gala and remarked that his unit had dealings in such activities as it is under the domain of “Public Relations ” as he applauded Marian Pleasant Kargbo for her aptitude, fortitude and zest” towards the growth of the needy.
He commended the Deputy Minister of Sports Hon. Ishmael Al Sankoh Conteh, whom he said was enviably one of the proud ambassadors of youths.
On his part, the distinguished guest of honour, Hon. Ishmael Al Sankoh Conteh, Deputy Minister of Sports thanked the Organizers for taking Sports (football) to a developing community, he admonished the children to take their school work seriously and engage in things that would develop their upbringings. He encouraged them to be respectful and to obey their parents.
He made references to great players in the World like Ronaldinho and some Indigenous past and present players in Sierra Leone, including John Dumbuya Sierra Leone’s first Professional Footballer in Europe, Mohamed Kallon (Super Star) Junior Parade, Tumbu and Kai Kamara.
He promised to support the Foundation financially and morally.
The Presentation of trophies, certificates and footballs to deserving teams, players and personalities, was notably done by the Deputy Minister of Sports for his tremendous and excellent works in promoting youths football in the country, the Deputy Police Media Boss and the coalition of young Limba professionals “a united ethnic organization” in addition to statements made by Regina Conteh and distribution of both male and female condoms to adults climaxed the occasion.
The gala was organized in an atmosphere of peace as hundreds of spectators were celebrating for what they described as a wonderful occasion and their holiday treat.
The match ended 2-1 against Peter Lane FC.
Compiled By – Insp. Michael Kelly Dumbuya Deputy Head of Media and Public Relations Unit SLP