Mar 24, 2010, 1:20 PM
Aid International and Gambian international footballer Omar Jack Jagne,
Wednesday presented sets of jersey to third division side Bakau Komani FC at
the FIFA Goal project in Yundum.
Speaking at the presentation, Abdullah Dibba, President of Africa Aid International said they are a charitable organisation initiated to support Gambian young people in education, sports and other amenities they lack.
He said they secured the materials through an organisation in Los Angeles, USA and Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth FC, a football team he played for while in the UK.
Mr Dibba said people do not invest much in education and sports in The Gambia which is why they came up with the idea, adding that they want to serve as a bridge between organisations that have resources and Gambian kids and organisations.
“Our dream is to go beyond the borders of The Gambia,’’ he stated, saying they have seen the talent and passion in Gambian youth who can play even without boots or jerseys.
He expressed hope that the gesture will encourage, give hope and put smiles on the faces of the players but also motivate other organisations to support Gambian youth.
Faizan Warraich of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth football club said he have seen so much talent in Africa that he have not seen anywhere in the world.
He added that there are so many people who can be helped to become footballers, observing that football is played everywhere in Africa and if these plays get help it will benefit them and the world in many ways.
Lamin Jammeh, Africa Aid International Gambia Coordinator said they plan to support rural students with bicycles, provide pumping machines for women gardeners as well as the needy.
He thanked Omar Jack Jagne for his continuous support and called on other Gambian professional footballers to emulate him.
Gambian international footballer Omar Jack Jagne said he donates to Bakau teams yearly. He added that The Gambia has a lot of talents who only need motivation to excel.