High Commissioner Salif Njie has applauded the cordial friendship that exists
between the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) and Senegalese
Sports Journalists Association (ANPS) as SJAG’s annual national sports award
and gala night looms closer.
A high-powered delegation, comprising the Senegalese Sports Minister Matarr Ba, national team coach Aliou Cisse, ex-international Henry Camara and Senegalese sports journalists will arrive in Banjul on Friday on the invitation of SJAG for the 10th National Sports Award and Gala Night at the Coco Ocean Hotel.
The event is meant to celebrate, honor and award past and present sports personalities, for their achievements in their different disciplines.
A delegation from SJAG, comprising honorary life president and veteran sports journalist Pap Saine, President Musa Sise, first -vice president Uthman Jeng and Secretary General Alieu Ceesay met the High Commissioner at his office in Pipeline last Friday to brief him on the upcoming national event.
He said the SJAG-ANPS friendship is something that can greatly benefit both countries, saying sports is a tool that can unite people and nations with its huge positive impact on the development of any nation. “The Gambia and Senegal can partner in many areas to develop sports. We can even have the two countries collaborate to host African Cup of Nations,” he said.
President of SJAG Musa Sise said the event is meant to celebrate the achievements of sportsmen and women in the country, saying the two associations have over the years enjoyed a cordial friendship. “We share common challenges and the way forward for sports in our countries.”
SJAG Honorary Life President Pape Saine, who led the delegation commended High Commissioner Njie for accepting to receive the delegation and applauded him for the many positive changes he brought in the Gambia-Senegal relationship over the years.