Jan 19, 2010, 2:59 PM
Bakary B. Baldeh, media officer of the Gambia Football Association (GFA), recently held a meeting with the executive of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG).
The meeting, Pointsport understands, was intended to discuss the possibility of setting up a sub-coordinating committee whose mandate will be to help in coordinating a successful press conference at the end of every super-nawetan match.
“There is a coordinating committee for the Super Nawetan set up by the GFA in which I am a member,” he said.
“This coordinating committee is sub-divided into committees and each of the sub-committee is working on how to improve their side of the super nawetan.
“It is for this reason that I met with the SJAG executive sometime ago to discuss about plan of holding press conference at the end of every super nawetan match.”
Baldeh, also known as B.B., was appointed to serve as the GFA media officer recently.
Part of his plan is to position a journalist in each of the five football venues whose responsibility will be to coordinate or spearhead a press conference in consultation with the SJAG executive.
B.B, a globetrotting journalist, who have covered series of international football matches during his sojourn with West Coast Radio as a sports reporter and commentator, also said: “Each venue will have a journalist who will be coordinating the post-match press conference at the end of every super nawetan match in five identified venues.
“We feel that the post-match press conference is important because this is what African countries including The Gambia consider as the best practice.”
If the post-match press conference succeeds in this year’s super nawetan, it will be taking to the GFA leagues, says B.B. who was speaking to Pointsport in an interview with this reporter at his GFA office in Kanifing yesterday afternoon.