Gambian international attacker Modou Secka Barrow’s 3rd edition late Wonto
memorial Football tournament is set to begin on Friday 1st of June at the
Serekunda East Mini-Stadium.
Playing for Reading FC in the English Championship, Mo Barrow; as he is fondly called named the tournament after in memory of his late mother Wonto Saidy.
The tournament targets at developing grassroots football in the country and will bring together 20 teams with a D200, 000 prizes. All the games will be played at the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium.
The winning team will receive a prize of D100, 000 while runners up to take D34, 000. Third place takers will receive D15, 000 and each of the participating teams will have a consolation prize of D3000.
Mo Barrow told The Point Sports in an interview that he staked the tournament in memory of his mother who, he said passed away when he was only 11, saying he organises the tournament annually to remember and pray for his late mother.
He said he also organise the tournament to help in the development of grassroots football in the country, noting that he felt it important to give back to his community. “Some people are doing it differently by given out charity but to me this is just to show that I don’t forget where I came from. This is also just to bring my mother’s name out because when she died I was only 11 years,” he said.
According to him, his wish and plan is to do more than organizing the tournament, saying it is good for people to give back to the community they came from.
The Reading FC attacker noted that he is just helping as much as he could to give some people the opportunity to do or shine like he did or to do more, while calling on other Gambian players to emulate others in helping towards the development of Gambian football.