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Ball Conge FC mourn Pierre Sanyang

Nov 9, 2010, 12:43 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Ball Conge Football Club of Serrekunda East zone are mourning the sudden demise of their fallen colleague and friend Pierre Sanyang, who passed away on Sunday after a brief illness.

The 18-year-old inspirational midfielder, who was understood to have been on his way to join the Spanish giants Seville's youth team this June, died of malaria at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital.

Pierre, who was highly regarded by Ball Conge's head coach Papa Sarr Corr as one of the key figures of the Serrekunda East outfit, described the news as a huge loss to not only Ball Conge but also to the Serrekunda East and the country at large considering Sanyang's great technical and tactical ability to produce the desired result.

Pierre, according to coach Corr, contributed immensely towards the success of the club, as his invaluable contribution was the driving force behind Ball Conge's success in reaching its double finals at the Serrekunda East Nawetaan last season.

Sanyang's achievement in football does not only stop at the nawetaan level but the ever-ambitious youngster, who will be greatly missed by the sports fraternity in The Gambia, was also a key member of the Serrekunda East zonal team that beat Bakau to lift the Baby Muhammed Jammeh's 'perpetual' cup competition at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium last season.

Pierre Sanyang was born in Bundung on 24 January 1992 to Gambian parents Pascalin Jatta and Carlos Sanyang.

Corr also urged fans of Pierre, his teammates, the coaching staff, the management of Ball Conge and the committee of Serrekunda East to pray for the departed soul, noting that only God knows what is best for Pierre and his family for taking him at such a young age.

He said Pierre was a great player with high respect for everyone, noting that for Pierre to even talk or look at someone was a problem.

"When we received the news about Pierre's demise during our match against T.K. Snookers on Sunday, I spoke to one of the Serrekunda East Sports Committee members for us to march out and give the points to our opponents owing to the fact that we were so shocked and surprised," said the Ball Conge head coach.

He added: "Even today if you go to Pierre's compound you will find his teammates there crying. And the saddest thing about Pierre is that he did not leave any child behind, who people will have been using to remember him."  

Meanwhile, the Management and staff of The Point newspaper would like to join other sympathizers to pray for the departed soul.

May the almighty Allah grant him the best place in heaven, Ameen!