Oct 28, 2016, 10:09 AM
Barely a year since his promotion to the top seat of the Gambia’s Olympic body, Alhaji Momodou Dibba, current president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), has once again been honoured with another high-profile accolade to his name.
The veteran sports icon, who has proven to be very much influential at the helm of GNOC’s affairs over the past few months, was among a host of high-profile public figures that took to the stage to receive an award by the Father Gough Foundation at a ceremony held at the D’ Nubian Seafood Garden at the weekend.
The awards were presented to Dibba and other sports personalities for what the Father Gough Foundation referred to as their invaluable contribution to the development of sport, education, religion, and community affairs.
The GNOC’s new boss, whose face was beaming with joy when receiving the top honour, takes delivery of a giant trophy at the occasion amidst huge applause from the crowd.
Dibba, who also served in his capacity as the president of the Gambia Draught Federation, could not hide his satisfaction to have received the Gough Foundation award.
The accolade bestowed on him clearly demonstrates his continuous commitment to the development of the nation and the GNOC matters in particular, he said.
Dibba, it would be recalled, came into the GNOC executive bureau after winning the majority of the total votes cast during a controversial election in the middle of a tempestuous campaign last year.
Since then, he has proven to be a development-minded leader with the GNOC, with a series of development plans, which remains the highest priority on the GNOC list of programmes or agenda.