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Gambian Athletes to Leave for Jamaica

Oct 30, 2008, 6:16 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

Two Gambian Athletes, Suwaibou Sanneh and Isaac Jones both sprinters, will leave Banjul today for Jamaica.

The two athletics, readers will recall, were among five Gambian Athletes who took part in the recent Commonwealth Youth Championship in India.

Speaking in an interview with Pointsports yesterday, the Secretary General of The Gambia Athletics Association, Dodou Joof (Capi), said the athletes will attend a four-year training camp at the International Association of Athletics Federation at the high performance centre in Kingston, Jamaica.

He added that the athletes are been sponsored by the International Association of Athletic Federations. According to Capi, whilst at the centre, the athletes are expected to further their education in some of the colleges in Jamaica. He also revealed that the athletes would also attend major athletics competitions around the world in order to gain more exposure.