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Abdoulie Jallow appointed into FIBA Zone II Executive

Oct 28, 2019, 1:42 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Abdoulie Jallow, Secretary General of the Gambia National Olympic Committee and the Gambia Basketball Association was recently appointed as an executive member of the FIBA Zone II responsible for youth and 3X3.

Mr Jallow was also appointed as special adviser to the president of the zone who is also the vice president of FIBA Africa.

Born on 30th July 1965 in Banjul, Mr Jallow attended St Augustine’s High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Managerial Economics from Bethany College, West Virginia, USA and an MBA (with Merit) from Birmingham University Business School, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK.

He is currently Pursuing an Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS) carried out under the sponsorship of IOC Olympic Solidarity. The program is to help professionals working in national or international sports bodies to develop the knowledge and skills required to better manage their organizations.

He is a member of the Gambia Basketball Association and the Gambia Golf Association.

As a sportsman, Mr Jallow played Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis for St Augustine’s.  He played in the National Basketball league for Saints Basketball Club before joining Jamsen Basketball Club.

Jallow also played in the National Volleyball League for Roots Volleyball Club and Sunjata Volleyball Club. He also attended and was certified as a level 1 Volleyball Coach by the FIVB.

Whilst at Bethany College, Mr Jallow worked as a student assistant to the coach for both the College Female Basketball and Volleyball Coaches.  Upon his return to the Gambia he in 1994 he was invited by the late Alh. Hosainou M M Njie and Alh. Omar Sey to help coach Als Jal the youngest team at the time in the National League.

In 2012, Mr Jallow was elected to serve as Secretary General of the Gambia Basketball Association under the presidency of Papa Njie.  The team was to revive basketball after the game was not played competitively for over a decade. With less than D100 (one hundred dalasis) in the bank, the team manage to mobilise resources before registering the Clubs.

 The GBA has been able to consistently organise a national league every year since. In addition, the GBA has been able to send 3 On 3 national Basketball teams to compete in Zone 2 and most recently the Africa Qualifiers.

From 2012 to 2016, Mr Jallow was elected as the Second Vice President during an elective Congress of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) under the presidency of Alhaji Momodou Dibba.  In 2016, he was re-elected but as the Secretary General of the GNOC under Alhaji Dodou Joof (Capi) a post he currently holds. The current executive have seen more associations competing in international completions and according to him, The GNOC and the NSC are working together to ensure that the quality and quantity of participation improves for better results.