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GNOC boss applauds beach volleyball team

Dec 2, 2015, 10:28 AM | Article By: Muhammed L. Saidykhan GVBF Press Officer

The president of Gambia National Olympic Committee has reaffirmed his continuous support to the gold and silver winning beach volleyball teams following the teams’ recent success at the CAVB continental cup Group B qualifications in Abidjan where the Gambian team won gold and silver in the female and male events respectively to advance to the semifinals of the Rio Olympic beach volleyball qualifying rounds.

“I am very much proud to welcome these gallant champions after making history in Abidjan,” GNOC president Momodou Dibba said.

He made this remarks on Tuesday after the team met him at his office at the GNOC building at Mile 7 in Bakau.

“The Gambia has been always represented at the Olympics by wildcat and we want to stop that. Beach Volleyball is on the course of making it to the games so I will fully support the beach volleyball team to reach the apogee of success,” Dibba said.

The GNOC boss pledged to support the Federation’s National Beach Volleyball championship in December and further promised to camp the team outside The Gambia if they book ticket to Rio.

The 2nd vice president of GVBF, Bai Dodou Jallow, in his remarks, commended the Gambia National Olympic Committee for the financial support they have given to his Federation and assured them of his Federation’s continued partnership with them.

“We are grateful, and hope this great partnership will continue between our two organizations,” Jallow said. “We have felt a new sense of purpose towards volleyball in The Gambia and are motivated to do more than just getting the job done; we believe with GNOC’s support we can achieve great triumph for our country.”

The semi-final stage is billed to take place in January/February 2016.