Mar 3, 2014, 9:40 AM
The Gambia women U-17 team was on 14 September presented with football materials by a Gambian business woman, Fatou Senghore Tambajang, at a presentation ceremony held at the GFA House.
The presentation was made in support of the women’s team on their upcoming football competition in Azerbaijan.
Speaking at the ceremony, Fatou Senghore Tambajang said: “The journey to Azerbaijan by our gallant women U-17 football squad in the upcoming World Cup tournament is one to be conducted in the spirit of nationalism, dedication and love with sense of victory by every citizen of The Gambia.”
The materials included 30 jerseys, 30 pair of shorts, 30 pair of shocks and 10 track suits, which she said, “was a small token of Fatima Trading’s contribution to national development through sports.”
She revealed that the donation complements the efforts of government and the sports fraternity in the national dream of fostering unity, development and partnership within the youth sector of the country through sport.
She said: “The journey to victory in Azerbaijan should be pursued with great commitment bearing in mind that in your capacities as footballers and officials, you also represent The Gambia as sports ambassadors.”
She finally extended her gratitude to the head of state and the vice president of The Gambia for their continued support to the U-17 Women team.
Omar Sey, vice chairman of the GFA Normalization Committee, on behalf of the normalization committee, thanked Fatima Trading for the love and concern she has for the Gambian women football team.
He further thanked Gambia for Gold for the tremendous support they have been rending in support of sport.
Mr Sey said that although the presentation of jerseys is important but more significant is the spirit behind the gesture, which is being demonstrated to the public.”
He also called on others to emulate Fatima to promote and develop football and thanked all the women in The Gambia for their support and solidarity in matters of national interest.
Speakers on the occasion included GFA media officer Bakary B. Baldeh and Pa Suwareh Faye.