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Gambian sprinter is IAAF Training Center new captain

Jan 21, 2016, 10:29 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

Gambia sprinter Adama Jammeh has been named as the new captain of the International Athletics Amateur Federation (IAAF) regional High Performance Centre in Dakar, Senegal.

As captain of the centre, Adama Jammeh will serve as representative of the 17 athletes from nine different countries that are attending the centre.

Speaking to GNOC official website www.gambianoc.gmfrom his base in Dakar, SprinterAdama Jammehrevealed thatas captain hisresponsibilitiesare to coordinate the affairsof the athletes as well asthoseof the boardmembers.

“I will also serve as liaison officer between the athletes and the centre management,” he said.

Adama Jammeh and two other Gambian athletes, namely Omar Jammeh and Miss Gina Bass, are currently training at the Dakar-based centre through Olympic Solidarity Scholarship from The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC).