Jul 15, 2009, 10:12 AM
The Gambia Amateur Boxing Association last Saturday held its congress at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
During the meeting the president, treasurer and the Secretary General, presented their reports to the congress delegates. At the end of the congress the following were elected on the new executive.
Mr Sang Correa was unanimously elected president,
Assistant -Secretary General-Pa Manneh
Treasurer-Mr Nyang Sallah
Technical director-Amadou Kanu
Press Officer-Pa Modou Faal, and Mr Modou Jallow was also elected as adviser of the association.
Speaking at the gathering shortly after the election, Abdul Aziz Titawo Mendy, development officer National Sports Council, called on the boxers to be more committed to the association adding that the sports council and the Department of State for Youth and Sports will work closely with them towards the uplifment of boxing in the country and also to form more clubs in the regions.
In a brief speech after his election the newly elected president of the association, Sang Correa, thanked the boxers for electing him to the leadership position and promised to live up to expectation.
He also has called on the boxers to unite and be committed to the association.
Mr Correa stated that the executive will come up with a workplan and would soon organize a boxing gala.
He thanked the GNOC and the Department of State for Youth and Sports for the support they have been giving the association over the years.