By  Mohamed Abu Conteh 

Albert Kobba, a former Sierra Leonean sprinter known as ‘Marlo,’ has been unanimously appointed as the new President of Camp Canada, one of Sierra Leone’s top athletics clubs. Kobba takes over from Alhaji Abdul Karim Sesay, who served as the club’s president since its inception. Alongside Kobba, several other individuals have been elected to serve as executive members:

Former Sierra Leone fastest Ibrahim Karim Bangura as Vice President, Sylvino Kamara– Secretary, Alusine Deen Sesay –Cordinator, Haja Fatmata, Sesay Treasurer, Misbao Jalloh– Financial Secreatry, Joseph Pakinson, Assistant Secretary, Martin Wusha Conteh, Public Relations Officer, Daddy Alie Bangura, Cordinator, Idris Kabia Auditor 2, Micharl Kobba, Chief Whip (1), Isata Kamara, Chief Whip (2), James Lemon, Welfare Officer (1), Mamie Konneh, Welfare (2), Mohamed Lamin Bangura, Organizing Secretary (1), Amie Lash, Organizing Secreatry (3), Marie Suma, Women’s Wing (1), Mariatu Koroma, Women’s Wing (2) will serve as Committee Members.

Additionally, the club has appointed former national athletes Alim Kamara as Head Coach and Amara Taylor Kamara as Assistant Coach. Former President Alhaji Abdul Karim Sesay will now serve as Senior Adviser, with Kabineh Fofanah and Mrs. Aminata Sesay as advisers.

In a statement to the press, Albert Kobba expressed his enthusiasm for serving as President and his commitment to revitalizing the club’s culture. He emphasized the importance of restoring the family-like atmosphere, competitiveness, and unity that characterized the club in the past. Kobba highlighted the need to address personal disputes among members and provide support, both morally and financially, to ensure the success of the club.

Kobba outlined his plans to identify and support young athletes and emphasized the values of trust, transparency, accountability, and good governance within the club. He pledged to be accessible and responsive to the needs of club members, both nationally and internationally, to foster a sense of inclusivity and unity within the organization.

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