Aug 25, 2011, 1:25 PM
Various personnel got decorated in the 5th edition of the Sports Journalists Association the Gambia gala dinner and award ceremony held on Friday at the Ocean Bay Hotel in Cape Point, Bakau.
The occasion was also meant to recognise the unflinching contribution by the association’s members in the promotion of sport in The Gambia, as well as other personalities in the sports fraternity who have also contributed invaluably to the development and promotion of sport over the years, and for their achievements in the discipline.
The ceremony was witnessed by government officials, NGOs, sports veterans, partners and other dignitaries.
In the various awarding categories, Bakary Jarju (Leket Bu Barra), a wrestler, was awarded as the best player of the year, followed by Gamtel/Gamcel FC crowned as the team of the year.
Other categories included the referee of the year won by Bakary Papa Gassama; best coach of the year by Abdoulie Bojang of Steve Biko; organization in support of sports by Africell; best national paralympiad by Ida Nyang; photojournalist by Abdoulie Fatty,and sports personality of the year by Omar Sey.