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Deaf Scorpions set for 7th edition of W/Africa Deaf Football Tourney

Apr 12, 2017, 12:32 PM

The West Africa Deaf Sports Union (WADSU), in conjunction with Mali Deaf Sports Federation with support of the ECOWAS/Youth Sports Development Centre (EYSDC), invited the Gambia National Deaf Football team to participate in the 7th edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament (WADFT 2017) scheduled to be held in Bamako, Mali, from 6 to 12 May 2017.

The tournament is being organised to bring about unity and healthy football competition among member states.

There will be cash, trophies, and medal prizes for winners of the tournament supported by ECOWAS / YSDC, according to officials of the Gambia Deaf Sports Association.

Lamin M. Ceesay, president of the Gambia Deaf Sports Association, said they have already settled their participation fee but appealed for support on return bus tickets  to Banjul (from Bamako, Mali) for 20 players and 6 officials; accommodation with meals for Gambia football team and officials, and allowance for 26 delegates.

Mr Ceesay appealed to the government, the Ministry of Youth, sponsors and the general public to enable them take part in the tournament.