Gambia announces team for African Games

Friday, August 16, 2019

Gambia have announced a twenty-one man team for the twelve edition of the African Games, according to news reaching The Point sports desk.

The team will have representation in five out of twenty-six sporting disciplines being contested at the games. As per the norm at the African Games, Gambia’s biggest contingent will come from athletics with a total of 9 athletes.

Other disciplines that will form part of the team are: beach volleyball, swimming, judo and basketball 3x3.

African Games is an important multi-sport event and the premier pinnacle of continental games held every four years - one year before the Olympic Games.

Team Gambia comprises Olympians Adama Jammeh and Gina Bass on the tracks, beach volleyball continental cup finalist Abie Kujabie/Fatoumatta Ceesay and Qatar prince cup winners Sainey Jawo/Mbye Babou Jarra, World Championship contestant Abdurahman Ceesay and his partner for Judo and experienced swimmers as well as basketball 3x3 superstars. 

Author: Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan