Youth Commissioner engages youth groups
The National Youth Commissioner Mr. Anthony Koroma has engaged various youth football groups in a gala competition which was hosted at the Black Street playing field in central Freetown.
The gala was organized to raise awareness on the level of violence that is characterizing the youth folks in the country. Motto of the game, red card to violence symbolizing the inhibitive attributes of the act itself sharing qualities with the exit card in the football pitch when a red card is shown to an offending player. The red card to violence means a player will be shown a marching order for either repeated foul play or an intentional aggressive foul against the opponent. This card according to Anthony Koroma is the ambit of the law which is seeking to empower the youth commission to address issues of the youth in default with the law and how they can be cautioned to play the rules of the game.
The final day of the gala commenced with emotional displays as the youth commissioner himself took the kickoff ceremony ball.
The Black Street Begs who represented the Black Street boys organisation went to the grand finale on their soil. The Rogbaneh Strikers who came from the Central part of Freetown locked horns with the Black Street boys and it ended to 1-0 against the Rogbaneh Stars.
The Youth Commissioner, Mr. Antony Koroma admonished the youths to refrain from violence. He maintained that the youth commission is putting mechanisms in place to provide job opportunities to engage the idle hands of the youths in this country.
The Black Street boys bagged prizes like, best defender, midfielder, best strikers. While the Rogbaneh Stars went home with the best goalkeeper of the tourney award.
The commissioner thanked them and wish them happy independence anniversary.
By Abdulai Bangura
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