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Gambia male beach volleyball team off to Nigeria

Oct 28, 2011, 3:17 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

A six man delegation from the Gambia Volleyball Association (GVBA) yesterday left the sources of the country to Abuja, Nigeria to represent the Gambia in the London 2012 Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers which is expected to kick off today, Friday and end on Sunday.

The delegation which comprises of two officials and four players are Bai Dodou Jallow, CAVB designated referee, Alagie Ceesay, alias Nature, team coach, Sanu Secka, Gamtel/Gamcel male volleyball team and captain of the team, Ousainou Jatta and Amadou Jarju from Old Jeshwang male volleyball team and Ebrima Nyass from Interior male volleyball team.

The Gambian team is grouped with Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and Burundi and according to Bai Dodou Jallow, their trip is funded by the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) and CAVB.

It would be recalled the Gambia male beach volleyball team won a bronze medal in Dakar Senegal in the early stages of the qualifiers and later proceeded to the next stage of the qualifiers which was held in Free Town, Sierra Leone where they also won a bronze medal.

The delegation is expected back home on Monday 31st October 2011.