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Lion Hearts handball club boosted by former players based in Germany

Oct 12, 2016, 11:49 AM | Article By: Dawda Bah GHA Press Officer

(Monday October 10, 2016 Issue)

Lion Hearts Handball Club and basketball team of Bakau-based recently received gestures of handball jerseys and basketball materials from former players Elis Marie Ceesay and Cherno Jallow both currently playing professional handball in Germany.

The gesture came through Amie Ceesay, captain of Lion Hearts Female Handball Club, who is a blood sister to the main philanthropists.

The materials were handed over to the club officials at a presentation held at the club handball arena in Bakau.

Lion Hearts handball team is the first handball club established in The Gambia in 2002/03 and currently has a sub-team ‘Ketel Kunda handball club’ also based in Bakau, which all stand for the same aims and objectives.

Amie Ceesay said she “jumped with joy” when the received the news of the gesture, adding that she was “speechless” when she laid her hands on the gifts.

According to Amie, the materials will be put into good use, saying “it is a worthwhile investment in the club”.

The head coach of Lion Hearts Handball team, for his part, expressed delight about the gesture.

He thanked the donors for their “wholehearted” support to the team, saying they look forward to continue working together for the interest and development of the sport in the country.

He described the donors as patriot citizens that should be emulated by other Gambians residing abroad.