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Meet Linda Bull: Sierra Leone’s New Female Cricket Rising Star

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Meet Linda Bull: Sierra Leone's New Female Cricket Rising Star
Meet Linda Bull: Sierra Leone's New Female Cricket Rising Star

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Linda Bull made her debut for Sierra Leone in 2010 in the encounter against Kenya in an international cricket competition in Kampala, Uganda. She is the current captain of the Stadium Stars Female Cricket Club where she has bagged lot of laurels including Most Valuable Player, Man-of-the-Match awards, Best Bowler and many more

Linda Bull hails from a sporting family with her father Mr John M.S. Bull being her role model, life coach and inspiration. Linda Bull started her sporting career in her early teenage years way back in 2008 and had her first appointment as Vice-Captain of Sierra Leone Cricket Women’s National Team in 2010.

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Linda Bullhas contributed immensly in Female cricketing in sierra leone. Born in a community where sports is paramount, and in a family where everyone is a sporting discipline, one cannot doubt where she gets her passion. Linda was first an athlete and later gained interest in cricketing. The adaptation was not risky as her late dad, and elder brothers were cricketers.

Linda started playing cricket even before women’s cricket was officially introduced in sierra Leone. She had chalked up 14 years in the game and was excited when sierra Leone formally introduced women’s cricket in 2007. She became the captain of stadium stars female cricket club few months after playing for them and this was the beginning of her career. Linda loves cricket and has made many scarifies for it.
It is disheartening to note that often, women involved in sports sacrifice their education. Linda took a different path altogether. She attended the Baptist Primary School and did her Secondary education at the St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Brookfrields. After her high school education, she went to Fourah Bay College, graduated with honors degree in English Language and went futher to study Law which has always been her dream.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.
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