Nov 16, 2011, 2:39 PM
Dodou Joof (Capi) an illustrious son of our beloved Nation is a candidate for
the GNOC Presidency.
He proudly served his nation as an athlete holding the national Records in the 100 meters and 200 meters events.
He also served in the Gambia Police Force retiring as a Deputy Inspector General of Police before he took up sports administration.
In 2007 he was awarded the IAAF Veteran Gold pin in recognition of his service to sports.
Presently he is the Treasurer of the CAA Confederation of Africa Athletics. His service to the Nation was recognised by The President of The Islamic Republic of The Gambia H.E. Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa by awarding him the National Honour O.R.G in 2010.
As an administrator and renowned coach, Capi Joof served in several international sporting bodies as CAA Technical Delegate Beijing Olympics, coached the Police Football Team, CAA Technical Delegate and Jury of Appeal, Technical Director West Africa Region II, Vice President CAA West Africa II to name a few.
With such credence and accolades in sports administration and national service, Dodou Capi Joof enjoys the full and unequivocal support of the majority of the National sporting Associations. He has been nominated by:
1.The Gambia Athletics Association
2.The Gambia Football Federation
3.The Gambia Basketball Association
4.The Gambia Volleyball Association
5.The Gambia Swimming Association
6.The Gambia Cycling Association
7.The Gambia Taekwondo Association
8.The Gambia Softball Association
9.The Gambia Karate Association
1.The Gambia Chess Association
2.The Gambia Cricket Association
3.The Gambia Special Olympics
4.The Gambia Tug of War association
The vision of Capi is to continue to develop the sporting landscape of The Gambia by ensuring that our athletes have the best training facilities and build the capacity of our administrator.
It is worthy to mention that Capi facilitated the scholarships for coaches like Victoria Decker, Mariama Sallah, Abdoulie Kah, Lamin Fatty, Modou Njie, Arthur Jackson to name a few.
It is during his GAA presidency that athletes received Olympic solidarity scholarships which resulted in the qualification of Suwaibou Sanneh to the London 2012 Olympic Games, Adama Jammeh and Gina Bass for the recently concluded RIO 2016 Olympic Games.
In addition to Adama and Gina, scholarship holders included Isaac Jones, Omar Jammeh, Assan Faye and Alieu Joof.
In consultation with his supporters Dodou Joof has already established his team which will be published as soon as the Electoral Commission is confirmed and the nominations opened.
The support of all national associations and the Gambian Populace in general is being solicited by Dodou Joof.