Nov 14, 2008, 6:04 AM
KGH Lamin United, a second division football club based in Lamin Village, West Coast Region, on Monday received a handsome donation of sports material from Kebba Suso, a native of the village, who is based in Denmark.
The sets of jerseys, tracksuits, socks, kit bags, office equipment among others were formally handed over to the club at a presentation ceremony held at the Late Sanna Jatta Memorial field in Lamin.
Speaking shortly after the presentation, Kebba Suso said the materials were donated by e-bay Classifieds Group through his sister in-law who is working with them, adding that if they continue to receive additional help they will continue to support the team in various ways.
He always monitors the team’s progress while away, he said, adding that he had realised the club is doing well.
“Our wish is to see the team gain promotion to the topflight league,” he said, adding that he is sure, with this gesture, the team would be motivated to produce good results for the village.
He also hopes the materials are put into good use.
As a native of the village he feels it was necessary to contribute his quota towards the development of sport in the village, as he also continues to receive a helping hand from others.
Yahya Manneh, head coach of the team, said football goes with materials and finance, adding that having these materials will help them to push forward in trying to achieve their dream, which is to gain promotion to the first division league at the end of the season.
This will give them a stable mind because in football people need good motivation, he said.
He also thanked the donors, saying they had done well.
Bakary Bojang, first vice president of the club, said football is a very expensive sport, adding that looking at the quality of materials donated to them they know it is expensive.
“This shows the love the donors have for the village,” he said, noting that all they can do is to keep praying for the donors as they “cannot pay them”.
Mamina Saidy, captain of the team, thanked also the donors on behalf of his teammates.