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ACC organizes football gala in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day

ACC organizes football gala in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day

As part of activities marking the commemoration of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, the Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has organised a two day football gala among four secondary schools in Makeni. The competition was hosted at the Wusum Field in Makeni on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December 2011 with the theme ‘Kick Corruption Out of Sierra Leone’.   (Photo: the winning team -SLMB pose for photograph)

manasger ACC North, Patrick Sandi addressing the teams b efore the dishing out of trophies and prizes

The 9th December had since October 2003 set aside by the United Nations General Assembly as International Anti-Corruption Day.  As such, State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) during this period should raise awareness on corruption and ways of preventing and combating the scourge. 

This year, the Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone commemorated this day nationwide in diverse ways all geared towards sensitizing and spreading anti-corruption messages to the public and particularly highlighting that corruption is a global problem. 

ACC staff in Makeni spectating the football matches

The football tournament attracted hundreds of spectators who were fully educated on the dangers of corruption and the reason for the observance of December 9th as International Anti-Corruption (IAC) Day. 

Three Schools in Makeni with ACC Integrity Clubs, Birch Memorial Secondary School, Benevolent Islamic Secondary School and St. Francis Secondary School took part in the competition. They were joined by Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood Secondary School. 

The winning team - SLMB pose for photograph

In the knock out stage, SLMB defeated Birch Memorial Secondary School whilst Benevolent Islamic Secondary School won a goal to Nil over St. Francis Secondary School.  The final was played on Wednesday 7th December 2011 between SLMB and Benevolent Islamic Secondary School. 

SLMB emerged winners of the competition by defeating Benevolent Islamic Secondary School 2- 0. The match was played according to FIFA rules and the match officials were very professional and mature in the conduct of the entire tournament. 

Captain of the runner up team receiving the trophy and prize from Joseph Noah staff of the ACC

The dishing out of trophies and prizes to the winning team, runner-up and consolation prizes to the participating teams climaxed the tournament. 

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