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Gambian Athletes leave for Nigeria today

Jul 7, 2010, 2:36 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

A four-man Gambian Athletic team and coach from the Gambia Athletic Association will leave Banjul, this evening to attend the six edition of the West Africa Athletic Junior Championship, in Makundi State, Nigeria from 10-12 July 2010.

Disclosing this information to Pointsport yesterday, the Secretary-General of the Gambia Athletics Association, Dodou Joof, alias Capi said the Gambian Athletics team will comprise Abdoulie Assin, Lamin Camara, Lamin Darboe and Ousman Gibba.

He stated that the team would be led by Coach Bamba Njie.

Joof said in 2008, when the event was held in Lome (Togo), The Gambia won six gold medals and two silver.

He pointed out that the main objective of the championship is to develop the talents of the young African athletes.

The Gambian team is expected back home 13 July 2010.