May 28, 2008, 5:44 AM
Ansumana Jammeh, Gambian ambassador to the golf state of Qatar, has urged the people of Foni Kansala and Bwiam in particular to maintain the already existing relationship among them saying football is all about bringing people together.
Jammeh was among a host of top dignitaries that converged at the Bwiam football field to witness the final of the just ended Greater Bwiam Sports Committee’s knockout tournament in Bwiam at the weekend.
He used the opportunity to appeal to the people of Foni Kansala to maintain the good relations that exist among them in a bid to avoid conflict.
“Football is all about bringing people together to bring unity and understanding among the youths and I am quite happy to see the youths of Bwiam organizing a free and successful tournament thanks to the involvement of Lamin King Colley, who sponsored the tournament,” Jammeh said.
He added: “When I watched today’s final, I was very much impressed with the way and manner the game was played, which goes to show the talents we have in Foni and there are a lot of Sainey and Sanna Nyassis in the making.”
Jammeh used the platform to thank Greater Bwiam Sports Committee (GBSC) for its role in ensuring the tournament was a success, and promised to emulate King Colley by staging a similar championship next year.
Lack of financial support is the main constraint that continues to take its toll on the committee, says the public relations officer of the GBSC, Alagie Camara.
Camara therefore appealed for financial assistance to complement the efforts of the newly elected executive committee.