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By Our Chief National Correspondent Landing Badjie, Banjul.
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Soccer fans across The Gambia would in less than one hour troop down to various stadia in the country for scintillating and earth-trembling matches in the GFA 2nd Division league. In today’s encounters, Young Africans would engage Interior FC in a pitched battle at the Banjul mini-stadium. Samger FC are hoping to show their superiority to Hamham FC at Serekunda West mini-stadium whilst Tallinding United looks forward to engaging Jambanjelly on a knife-edge encounter at the national stadium in Bakau. Serekunda East and Nema United would also battle it out at Serekunda East mini-stadium later this evening.

How fast time flies, especially when one is in good company .In less than two months to come, the Gambia Red Cross Association would play host to over 500 youths from across the country and beyond for a 10-day youth forum.The event, which would feature many sporting activities such as football, basketball, volleyball and athletics, would draw youths from The Gambia, Senegal, Iceland, Mali among others, to compete, brainstorm and meet and associate with a view to establishing as well as consolidating an excellent relationship between Red Cross volunteers from various countries.

The youth forum was an annual event but was reduced to a bi-annual one due to some logistical challenges. This year’s event would be hosted by the Kanifing Municipality Chapter of the Gambia Red Cross Society.

The Gambia U-20 gaffer, Joseph Gomez, is at present leaving no stone unturned to ensure he is signed by a French club-side. Joseph Gomez is currently pushing the round leather for Paris St. German in an attempt to impress the club-side for a lucrative contract.The Gambian teenage sensation is hoping to sign a deal with Paris St. German after his trials with the club. We hope to update you on this story and many more as they come our way.

The Gambia Cricket Association has recently benefited from a UK-based international company as part of efforts to popularize the alien game in the country. Ram International Company Limited recently gave a boost to the cricket association at a ceremony held at the July 22 Square in Banjul.

Speaking on the occasion, the President of the Gambia Cricket Association, Mr. Sonny Manly, thanked the company for their support in promoting cricket in The Gambia and other countries in the sub-region. He singularly thanked Mr. William Eve for his valued involvement in promoting the relatively unpopular sport in the country.

For his part, the Vice President of the Gambia Cricket Association, Mr. Junny Gomez, thanked Ram company on behalf of his association and assured them that the items would be put to good use. Mr. Fabakary Dampha of Ram International presented the gifts on behalf of
the company.

In another development, the Gambia Cricket Association would today host an international cricket championship dubbed West-North Africa Cricket Championship. The tournament is expected to kick-start today and ends May 18. It is the first of its kind to be hosted on the West African sub-region and two cricket associations in Mali and Morocco would be making their debut appearances in the tourney. The championship would feature six teams. The Gambia Cricket Association now seeks support from the government, parastatals and individuals to make the championship the success it so
deserved.

Mamudou Max Jallow, a Gambian currently domiciling in the UK, has once again deemed it imperative to contribute his quota to the development of sports in his native village of Brufut in Western Region of The Gambia. Mr. Jallow, the brain behind the popular Brufut Marathon Run, last Sunday donated sporting gears to Gilcock Football Academy in Brufut, Kombo North. The items included a set of jersey, balls and T-shirts.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the coach of the soccer academy, Mr. Sang Mendy applauded Max Jallow for his relentless efforts in promoting sports and other youth-related activities in the village of Brufut and even beyond .He explained that the donation would go a long way in ameliorating some of the constraints that the academy is currently experiencing.

For his part, Mr. Mamudou Max Jallow, was an elated man when he said: ‘ This gesture represents my humble contribution towards the enhancement of sports in Brufut. I hope it would be appreciated and better utilised for the realization of our noble objectives.’

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 (Archive on Wednesday, May 30, 2007)
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