The Regent Olympics Football Team together with the coach, team manager and technical staff paid a courtesy call on Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Dr. Alpha Kanu, at his office 8th floor Youyi Building, Freetown.
The visit was climaxed by the presentation of a trophy won by the team in a gala competition in Lungi, and the appointment of the Honorable Minister, Alhaji Dr. Alpha Kanu as the new Board Chairman of the Team. While presenting the trophy to the Honorable Minister amidst a thunderous round of applause, the Team Manager (TM) of the Regent Olympics, Mrs. Bangura in a very brief statement said the trophy is dedicated to the Minister.
The newly appointed Regent Olympics Board Chairman, Alhaji Dr. Alpha Kanu bided thanks and appreciation to the delegation for his appointment to such an enviable position, adding that he feels more than proud and extremely elated that among the too many illustrious and highly educated Regentonians, he is bestowed and vested with such a special responsibility and capacity.
He further stated that Regentonians are really great people within society. He took this special opportunity to share a brief background of his academic pursuit onto the point of how he eventually became an alumnus of the Grammar School after leaving the St. Francis Secondary School, Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. He described the Grammar School as a great school in Sierra Leone and even beyond.
He admonished the crop of young players of hard work, discipline, and resistance from all form of violent act, and moreover said the players should take the game of football very seriously and at the same time balance it with academic work.
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Theo Nicol, though not a Regentonian but a proud Academician from the Albert Academy School, in his statement, joined to congratulate his boss for the new appointment stating that such an appointment is a feather added on his cap, and urged the players to emulate and see the new board Chairman as a role model.
He particularly advised the players to refrain and abstain from drugs taking noting that drugs destroy an individual so easily. He further joined his boss to encourage the players not to only focus on the game but as well equally concentrate on their academics.