07 June 2012

GAMBIA : GNOC-Sponsored Two-Day Basketball Tourney Ends

Basketball was one of the most popular sports in The Gambia, however, due to several reasons, the game faded away and the interest in it dropped drastically. But a new Executive has been put in place at the national level tasked with revitalising the sport.
The new Executive has been hailed for its gender sensitivity as it boosts of five men and four females. The federation has completed its first organised tournament with the participation in a competition sponsored by the GNOC and BBJ in honour of the Lord Mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal.
Speaking to Observer Sports, the Secretary General of the federation Abdoulie Jallow expressed delight for being part of the initiative. He said that the tournament turned out to be a successful one, in which the winners Wallidan were awarded a trophy with a cash of D8,000 donated by the GNOC.
The final was witnessed by the lord mayor of Banjul, and the president of the GNOC, Alhaji Momodou Dibba amongst others dignitaries.

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