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GAA To Rehabilitate Stadium Running Tracks

Jul 14, 2008, 8:39 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

The Gambia Athletics Association (GAA) are planning to rehabilitate the running tracks of the IndependenceStadium in Bakau.

Speaking in an interview with Pointsports, the Secretary General of The Gambia Athletics Association, Mr. Dodou Joof (Capi), stated that this development came through a request he made to the international Athletics Federation. He contacted president Mr. Lamin Jack asking that the IAF to fund the rehabilitation of the running tracks of the stadium.

He revealed that the rehabilitation would be funded at the tune of $60,000.

"A survey has already been conducted yesterday and the report will be sent to the international body and in September they will be meeting to finalise the project," he explained.

He said all this is geared towards complementing government efforts in the area of infrastructure development and that the GAA will work closely with the Department of State for Youths and Sports to ensure that the successful running of the project.