Gambia Volleyball Association qualify for London Olympic after third place finish in Freetown

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Gambia Volleyball Association on Tuesday returned to Banjul on the back of an exciting performance in the just ended Beach Soccer Volleyball tournament in Freetown, Sierra Leone, finishing third in a seven-nation championship, Pointsport can confirm.

The victorious result will eventually see the GVA volleyball team take part in next year’s Olympic Games in London.

Musa Cassa Taal, president of the association, who formed part of an eight-man contingent to a three-day Beach Volleyball competition in Freetown, watched his outstanding volleyball team make remarkable performances to beat Liberia in the semi-finals to celebrate a bronze medal success much to the delight of Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy, development officer of the National Sports Council, who headed the delegation to the West African country.

Prior to their historic success over Liberia in a clash of titans during the semi-final tie, The Gambia enjoyed a blistering form when beating Guinea Bissau by a straight score of 2-nil to set up a tough battle with Liberia, something the association’s supremo described as a tremendous success for his young volleyball stars, whose Freetown performance also saw them make it through to the continental Beach Volleyball Championship.

The Gambia Volleyball Association was represented by Sanna Secka, Tijan Janko, Ousainou Jatta, Ebrima Nyass in the men’s category, while the Gambia Women’s Volleyball team who secured 6 position during the women’s championship, were also represented by Sainabou Tambedou, Luis Joof, Abi Kujabi and Safie Sawaneh.

Author: Lamin Drammeh