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Fifth SJAG national award set for November 29

Nov 19, 2013, 5:34 PM

Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) has set aside Friday, November 29 as the date for its fifth national award.

The National Sports Award is expected to take place at the Ocean Bay Five Star Hotel in Cape Point.

The annual event is meant to honour people and groups in sport for their achievements over the years thus contributing to the attainment of excellence in sport.

A press release from the SJAG revealed that members of the public can vote for any of the nominated personalities by sending in SMS as much as they could to increase their chances of winning.

Below is the full list of the nominations for the 2013 national awards



1-Best Player of the Year

a-Saloum Faal, Casa Sport, Senegal

b-Mbye Dumbuya, Cricket

c-Sulayman Marreh ( Samger FC)

d-Bakary Jarju (Lekett) Wrestlers

2-Best Sports Team of the Year


b-Steve Biko FC

c-Wallidan FC

3-Sports Personality of the Year

a-Omar Sey (Football Administrator)

b-Johnny Gomez (Cricket Administrator)

c-Tapha Manneh (Gamtel Coach)

4-Best Coach of the Year

a-Tapha Manneh (Gamtel FC)

b-Abdoulie Bojang (Steve Biko FC)

c-Foday Bah (Wallidan FC)

5-Best Referee of the Year

a-Papa Gassama

b-Mawdo Jallow

c-Dikory Jawo

6-Best Organisation in Support of Sports

a-Gamtel/ Gamcel


c-Trust Bank

d-Skye Bank

e-Bayba Money Transfer

7-National Paralympian of the Year

a-Ida Nyang

b-Demba Jarju

8-Sports Journalist of the Year

a-Depending on nomination from the GPU

9-Most Dedicated Sports Photo Journalist

a-Ablie Fatty

b-Othman Jeng

c-Modou Saidy

d-Famara Drammeh

NB: Sports journalists wishing to be considered for the award should submit two of their works to the GPU secretariat for assessment.

Partners confirmed so far are: Africell, First International Bank, Gambia International Airlines, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Banjul Breweries, GPU, Nawec, Gambia Tourism Board, International Insurance Company and Brussels Airline.

SPECIAL AWARD; Suwaibou Sanneh (Athlete)

Saul Njie (Veteran Commentator)

1. 2012/13 Best Player of the Year

2. 2012/13 Sports Team of the Year

3. 2012/13 Sports Personality of the Year

4. Best Sports Coach of the Year

5. Best Referee of the Year

6. 2012/13 Outstanding Organisation in Support of Sports

7. 2012/13 Sports Journalist of the Year

8. National Paralympian of the Year

9. Most dedicated Sports Photo Journalist

Other Awards

The Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia is hereby awarding Life Time Achievement in Sports Award

1. The late Sheikh Tijan Faye

2. Omar Sey -

3. Alh. OB Conateh

4. The late Sonny Manly Rawlings (Crickets)

5. Bakary Samateh (Golf)

6. Alh. Abou Allen. (Posthumous tennis)

7. Alh Abou Dandeh Njie, GNOC

8. The late Alh. Ousainou Njie (Posthumous)

9. Alh. Matarr Jarju (Wrestling) Pa Modou Faal

Contribution to Sports

1. Cherno Barra Touray – Olympic

2. Charles Thomas - Request from GNOC

4. Bai Taal (Volleyball)

5. The late Mamudou Max Jallow (Posthumous)

6. Bamba Njie (Athletics)

7. Baboucarr Sowe, (Laos, Football)

8. Elizabeth Bahoum (Basketball)

9. The late Sainey Jammeh (Posthumous, Women football)

10. Ousman Saho, (Football)

11. Aziz Corr (Football)