Jawara bags Football for Friendship best young journalist award

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Gambia’s Abubacarr Jawara has been awarded as one of the best six young journalists in the Football for Friendship held in Moscow, Russia.

The 12-year-old finished as one of the most outstanding young journalists among the 211 countries and regions that participated in this year’s edition.

Gambia appeared in Moscow, Russia for the first time to participate in the Football for Friendship and when Abubacarr’s name was called, he walked proudly with the Gambian flag to the podium to receive his award.

The Gambian team finished high in their first appearance with young football player Ebrima Kinteh also making his presence felt in every part of the stadium. Despite his team’s early exit in the championship, Ebrima scored 5 goals in 3 games to help his team qualify from the group stage.

Lamin Sanneh, an accompanying adult was also awarded a certificate for his tireless efforts in making the championship a success.    

Author: Pa Barrow in Moscow, Russia
Source: Picture: Abubacarr Jawara