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Football Gambia, KGH Sports donates sporting materials

May 6, 2010, 1:34 PM | Article By: Cherno O. Bobb

Football Gambia, a UK-based charitable organisation that aims to provide support to youth clubs, develop communities, schools and football in The Gambia, in collaboration with its country representative in The Gambia, Yahya Manneh, the Founder and Coordinator of KGH Sports Academy on Monday 3rd May 2010 donated sporting gears to various schools and academies across the country.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held in Lamin village, Kombo North District, Western Region, Yahya Manneh, the country representative said the relationship came through KGH Sports Academy and Ian Stapleton, the Founder of Football Gambia. He noted that Football Gambia is a new organisation that started operation in The Gambia in March 2009, partnering with KGH Sports Academy.

Manneh also said that the donation was sent to KGH Sports Academy for onward distribution to the beneficiaries.

Lamin B. Bojang, the Secretary-General of Lamin United, who are currently occupying second position in the Gambia Football Association (GFA) Second Division League, thanked the donors for the gesture, adding that the donated items would help boost the morals of the team.

Omar Colley, the Vice-Captain of the U-17 team that won the African U-17 cadet championship in Algeria last year and Wallidan hit man, described the gesture as laudable.

O. J Football Academy received 16 pairs of shoes, 22 jerseys, 18 England shirts, one football and one coaching manual book.

Sitanunku Football Academy received 8 pairs of shoes, 12 jerseys, one football, 9 shorts and one coaching manual book.

The late Antou Saidy Memorial Football Academy received 10 pairs of shoes, 18 jerseys and one coaching manual book.

Madrassa Sheikh Musa Manneh in Madiana village received a set of jersey and one football.

Jatta's Memorial Football Academy received 16 jerseys, while Lamin United received three footballs.