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Major boast for 'Dekally Sunu Chosan' wrestling competition

Apr 16, 2010, 3:11 PM | Article By: Madi S. Njie

Ballanghar Society, an organised group of young people originally from Ballanghar Village Lower Saloum District, Central River Region, residing in the Greater Banjul Areas, who are co-organisers of the wrestling competition at the 'Dekally Sunu Chosan' (reviving our culture) Wrestling Arena has disclosed major offer for the upcoming weekend wrestling activity, taking place at Kunkujang Keitaya Village.

For the first time in the history of 'Dekally Chosan' a Wollof saying (reviving our culture) wrestling events, the organisers would this weekend offer a bull for the champion of next weekend, while the second best wrestler will receive 12 bags of cement, and the third position will receive 8 bags of cement.

Unveiling this at the wrestling park last Sunday, 11th April 2010, Mr. Alhagie Cham, presenter of the West Coast Radio weekly wrestling programme, held every Tuesday night, said the selection criteria for the first three winners will be based on a number of defeats wrestlers have.

Meanwhile, the grand combat between the current Champion - Khoyantaan of Kerr Morr and Bass, all from Senegal could not be completed last Sunday, 11th April, after 25 minutes of a highly contested wrestle. The two went for fifteen minutes, but as tensions got higher, they were separated for about ten minutes break.

In the second half time encounter tensions brewed resulting in the intervention of referee- Mr. Omar Burr Touray, the President of the 'Dekally Sunu Chosan' (reviving our culture) who separated the wrestlers to control the rising tension of the crowd.

The grand combat for Khoyantaan and Bass will be played in a later date, to be announced.

Meanwhile, Manduwar who was defeated by Nyollo Nyollo during the Saturday's juniors grand combat, in turn wrestled down Nyollo Nyollo two times on Sunday, and further defeated Boy Banjul once.  Jaingol defeated Sierra Leone, while 'Fifty' was defeated by Commando, Nyollo Nyollo, Manduwarr and Qcell. Jaingol who defeated Nyollo, was wrestled down by 'Fire'.