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D Day for sports journalists

Feb 26, 2010, 2:41 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Today is the date set for the final of the first-ever football tournament staged by the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia in honour of a late colleague Fatou B.K. Mbye, who passed away on October 31st 2009.

The eight-team stakeholders football tournament which continued to produce some scintillating and exciting moments of fantastic football among the participating teams reaches its final stage at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium later today.

The tournament, which has been separated into two groups of two, including the female category promised to witness a mouth-watering female final between the champions of the GFA Division One Female league, Interior who will lock horns with KMC female team after both sides progressed to the final in a dramatic style last Friday.

This is expected to be followed by the biggest and the most-talked about male final, when the formidable Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia clash  with Youth Ambassadors of Peace at 5pm.

The latter booked their places in the final after overcoming their respective opponents in the opening fixtures at the Serrekunda East and West Mini-stadiums, respectively.

The journalists team under the guidance of West Coast Radio Sports Producer Abdoulie Bah, who is stepping in for the Head Coach Dodou Bojang will travel with his most fancy side to Serrekunda East with the ultimate objective of claiming his first-ever championship title to write history.

The ambitious acting Head Coach will be hoping to have stars like Captain Sang Mendy, Ebrima Jatta, Modou S. Jallow, Amadou Wuyeh Manga, Babucarr Sey, Alasan Mballow, Pa Nderry Touray, Tunko Sanneh, Alagie Fatty, among other key figures, including Pointport anchor Lamin Drammeh fit in time for the long awaited final to boost up his chance of achieving the desired results.

Tickets for the final is D5 only and all are urged to come out to support the Sports Journalists Association in this worthy course.

Proceeds realised from the tournament will be used to support the family of the Late Fatou Mbye, whose significant contribution in the development and promotion of sports in the country has  been well recognised countrywide.