May 7, 2009, 5:20 AM
professional players, Tuesday defeated Gambian musicians 8-4 in a charity game
played at the Qcity mini-stadium in Bijilo.
The game attracted several football fans including Kanifing Municipal Council Mayor, Talib Ahmed Bensouda. It was organized by Ebrima Sohna, aimed at helping Madarasas and Gambian youth. Musicians Gee, Jizzle, Big Faa and Mic Jayda scored for the artist’s.
Organiser of the charity game, Ebrima Sohna revealed that the motive is to bring youth together to help the needy. “Most of us (artists and professional players) came from poor family backgrounds. This would help to give back to the community they came from,” he said.
According to him, proceeds from the game will go into helping Madarasas, football academies and needy youth.
The Scorpions midfielder said they aim to yearly organise the game to help young people, saying they aim to play next year’s match at the Independence stadium in Bakau. “The aim is to play charity matches countrywide in the future.”
Ousman Jallow commended Sohna for the initiative, saying it is very important and the proceed would help to address some of the needs of young people.
Scorpions’ attacker Ebrima Colley, who plays in Italy with Atalanta Begarmo expressed his wish to yearly participate in the charity matches to help Gambian youth.
Ablie Gaye, alias Attack, a Gambian artist, said they welcome the initiative that is geared towards helping Gambian youth. He added that they have always wanted to organize such an initiative to help in the development of the country.