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Reading: Musa Tombo Takes Time Out of Practice to Greet Students
Reading: Musa Tombo Takes Time Out of Practice to Greet Students

Musa Tombo Takes Time Out of Practice to Greet Students

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Festus Conteh
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Musa Tombo effect – The excitement and anticipation of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Freetown, Sierra Leone, could be felt throughout the city. And no one was more excited than the students of Municipal Secondary School.


As the Leone Star squad trained on the pitch, a group of school kids gathered outside the gates, hoping to catch a glimpse of their heroes. Among them was Musa Tombo, a forward for both the national team and Bo Rangers.


To the delight of the children, Musa took notice of their presence and stepped off the field to greet them. The students beamed as they lined up to shake hands with the player, one after the other.


For these kids, meeting their favorite football star was a dream come true. Football is more than just a sport in Sierra Leone – it’s a way of life. The national team represents hope and unity in a country that has faced its fair share of challenges.


The gesture from Musa meant more than just a simple handshake. It was a sign of encouragement and inspiration for these young students, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Seeing a local hero like Musa, who had also faced his own obstacles to achieve success, gave them a sense of hope and motivation to pursue their own dreams.


It’s moments like these that showcase the power of sports in bringing people together and inspiring positive change. Musa Tombo and the Leone Star squad may be gearing up for an important match, but their impact goes beyond the pitch. They are role models for the next generation of Sierra Leoneans, showing them that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck.


As the school kids walked away from the pitch, still beaming with joy from their encounter, it was clear that this handshake meant more than just a fleeting moment. It was a memory that they would cherish for years to come, and a reminder of the potential that lies within each and every one of them.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.