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Sierra Leone Sports: ”I am looking forward to a new challenge” - Augustine Sesay

Augustine Sesay

One of Sierra Leone’s elite cyclists, Augustine Sesay, said he is looking for new challenges this year in international competitions. Apart from representing the country, he is now looking forward to training younger cyclists. He said, “These young cyclists are the next generation and the future of the sport. They will represent Sierra Leone at international levels.”
Augustine Sesay was born in Freetown on August 9, 1978. He attended Ferguson Municipal Primary, St. Edwards’s Primary, St. Edwards’s secondary and Government Rokel Secondary School. He continued his tertiary education at Government Technical Institute (Trade Center) Kissy Dock Yard East of Freetown. He began his career as an individual cyclist in the 2004 picnic race, Kafu Bullum Championship and the Boxing Day sports competitions.
In 2005, he competed in the Maltina Vitality Race and finished in 4th position. Sesay referred to 2006 as a great year for him as he won three races. In the same year, he won the Kafu Bullum Lungi Championship, the Boxing Day sports, the Picnic tour, he came second in the Maltina Vitality race and he also put outstanding performance in the first edition of the Mano River tour hosted in Sierra Leone.
In 2007, he won the Kafu Bullum Lungi Championship; finished second in the Maltina Vitality Race and he was part of the national team that competed in the second edition of the Mano River Union tour in Liberia.
He had an encouraging performances in 2008, as he took 2nd position in the Maltina Vitality Race and finished 4th in the Kafu Bullum championship and he later went with the national team to Burkina Faso for the Tour de Faso.
Due to his outstanding performances, he was selected by the Cycling Association to represent the country in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. He also competed in the ECOWAS Tour.
He won the 2011 Waterloo Race and was awarded the best cyclist in the 2011 SWASAL national sports award. In 2012 he was with the team that rode in the 19th edition of Tour de Ivory Coast. He also won the 2012 Boxing Day sport and Picnic race. During this 2013 season he won the tour of Conakry in Guinea, he won two stages in tour of Ivory Coast, finished third in Kafu Bullum Lungi Championship; second in Kamabai championship and he also competed in the ECOWAS tour.
By Bernard Turay
Tuesday April 04, 2017.

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