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Father Gough Sports Foundation To Build Basketball Courts

Nov 12, 2009, 1:47 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Father Gough Sports Foundation, in partnership with a Gambian based Basketball Player in Finland, Pierre Jallow, is planning to build a modern and well structured Basketball Court in Manjai and Banjul, worth around $20, 000, if things go as planned, says the Co-ordinator of the foundation Bai Malleh Wadda.

"We are collaborating with Pierre Jallow towards building of the courts which is estimated to be at the region of 20,000 US Dollars and will include both tennis and volleyball courts (multi-purpose) and hopefully we will rehabilitate Manneh Sillah Memorial Basketball Court which will also include lightening, dressing room and other facilities by the end of the year," said Bai Malleh Wadda, who was speaking to reporters during the presentation of football materials at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai on Tuesday.

"Our emphasis this year will be centred on development of basketball this is why we will be coming up with Basketball courts in Manjai and Banjul, which is expected to be built like any modern Basketball courts. This is part of our efforts to help promote Basketball in the country," the Co-ordinator told reporters.

He is also aware of the fact that the foundation needs to overcome challenges like financial support from Gambians, which he noted, has been one of the biggest challenges facing them in recent times.

He further used the opportunity to explain that it is always difficult to get financial assistance from Gambians. He cited the foundation, which he said, is still appealing to well wishers to come to their rescue in order to realise their objectives of building a high standard Basketball courts.