By Ibrahim Karim Bangura (Tanko)
The appointment of Mrs. Augusta James-Tamia as Minister of sports was a serious nightmare to some football pundits.
Madam James-Teima has served in various capacities in Sierra Leone’s sporting discipline.
She has been a soccer sport administrator, Treasurer of the Sierra Leone Athletics Association, Lecturer and Head of Physical Health Education Department at Milton Margai University, Goderich Campus.
She moved into mainstream politics as Chairperson of The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Party and was also supporting the president re-elect Julius Maada Bio during his campaigns ahead of June 24 polls.
But, since sporting administration is a male-dominated in the country and owing to her little track-record in sports, sports fans say a female like Tamia, is not expected to have been appointed to head a sector that needs a more-experienced personality.