AS Christians, Muslims and non Religious Activists celebrate the Easter festivities, the Pleasant Foundation, a Local Non Governmental Organization on Sunday 16th April 2017, played its final at the Kondorlor Community Field Rokel, East Part of Freetown.
The final which was witnessed by a host of Personalities within and outside the said community; including the Chairman of the Community Mr Morlai Kamara; the Officer Commanding Rokel Police Post, ASP Tucker; Insp.S.S Conteh, SLP Web Manager; Mr Amos Sorie Dumbuya, President of the Coalition of Young Limba Professionals and Miss Regina Conteh, Programe 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.
|CEO and Founder of the PLEASANT FOUNDATION, Miss Marian Pleasant Kargbo holding the trophy with Minister Al Sankoh Conteh
Meanwhile, prior to the commencement of the Final, the CEO and Founder of the PLEASANT FOUNDATION, Miss 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.
Marian Pleasant Kargbo further used the opportunity to thank Insp. Michael Kelly Dumbuya, Deputy Head of Media and Public Relations Unit in the SLP, who was also the Team Manager of Nepean Stars Sports Club Bo, for his financial and moral supports particularly for personally donating twelve trophies and Two Footballs to the Foundation.
In his contribution, Michael Kelly Dumbuya, thanked the organizers of the gala and remarked that his Unit had been dealings in such activities as it is under the domain of “PUBLIC RELATIONS.” He applauded Miss Marian Pleasant Kargbo for her “aptitude, fortitude and zest” towards the growth of the needy.
He added by commending the Deputy Minister of Sports, Hon. Ishmael Al Sankoh Conteh, whom he said “is 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 Indegenious past and present players in Sierra Leone, including John Dumbuya Sierra Leone’s first Professional Footballer in Europe, Mohamed Kallon (Super Star)J unior 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, notably 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 Madam 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.
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