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Africell donates sets of jerseys to 31 Nawetan teams

Sep 22, 2011, 2:11 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Gambia’s biggest and leading GSM operator Africell (always in support of sports) on Wednesday, 21st September 2011, donated sets of jerseys to 31 Nawetan teams from across the country, at a presentation ceremony held at its headquarters along Kairaba Avenue.

Speaking at the ceremony, Omar B. Danso, the admin and logistics manager/sports coordinator at Africell, said “this is an opportunity for doing what we are known of doing best”, adding that, each set of jerseys cost them D14, 000.

“It cost us a lot of money”, he added, noting that, “we are doing this because we have seen a lot of talents, and want to help”.

Papa Leigh, the Sales and Marketing Manager at Africell, “this is a tradition we have been doing, and will continue to do for Nawetaan teams”, adding that, “it is from the Nawetaan that players can be selected to represent the country, and make us proud.

He added that it is a form of encouraging Nawetaan teams, and also contributing their quota towards the development of sports in the country, especially grass roots football.

Musa Cise of West Coast Radio began by commending Africell for the gesture, adding that playing good football is one thing, but putting on good gear is another thing.

He also on behalf of the recipients thanked Africell for the kind gesture.

Bunja Komma, a representative of Eden Border FC, a nawetaan team in Serrekunda East, said this has been a tradition for their team (receiving jerseys from Africell), adding that, they are with Africell for life.

“We want to thank them for the gesture, and urge them to keep up the momentum”, he stated, adding that this jerseys will boost the morale of their team, because they are a self-sponsored team.

Kebba M. Nyang, a representative of Plum Bi FC, a nawetaan team in Banjul, said this was not the first time they benefitted from such a gesture from Africell.

“We are playing so well this year, and we hope to win the trophy”, he said, adding that the step taken by Africell is in the right direction, noting that they cannot pay them, but just to pray for them.

“This will motivate the players to do well in the nawetaan”, he added, noting that the players would by very happy to receive such new jerseys. 

The 31 teams that benefited from the gesture are: Leeds United, Ann FC, Eden Border FC, Elminite FC, Miami FC, Nguma FC, BB Rovers FC, GPF FC, Pencha Bi FC, BK Central FC, SK Central FC, LK FC, Democracy FC, Pipeline FC, Plum Bi FC, Harlem FC, Golden Gate FC, Selection United, Cambel Town FC, Soccer FC, Junior Arms FC, Sanchaba United, Bantaba United, Bundas FC, T. Junction FC, Brewuleng FC, Tabokoto United of Soma, Africell FC of Farafenni, Real De Bansang, Manjuk FC of Basse, Workshop FC and Dasilami FC.