Gambia Volleyball team moves to camp

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Gambia U-18 Beach Volleyball team has moved to camp prior to African Youth Games to be hosted in Algeria this month. The team opened their preparations on Saturday for this month African youth Games which will be held from 17 to 28 July.

Mariama Ginadou and Fatoumatta Sillah - two members of the Gambian national team who made a great transition from the African dream project centers - headline the team selection that also includes two male players under coach Pa Barrow.

According to the Gambia Volleyball Federation (GVBF), the eight-day training camp will run until Sunday, July 15 before departing for Algiers on July 16.  The team is camped at the GFF house in Yundum and is fully funded by Gambia National Olympic Committee. 

Gambia is ranked among favourites to secure the sole ticket on offer for Youth Summer Games in Argentina this year. The Gambia indoor youth team also booked qualifications to the games but the ministry of youth and sports is yet to commit their support to fund the team.

Author: Muhammed L. Saidykhan