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Malik Jones donates 2010 World Cup memorabilia to National Museum

Dec 23, 2010, 3:39 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Malik Jones, principal producer of current affairs and documentary Sports at GRTS Radio has donated memorabilia items to the National Museum.

He made this donation on Tuesday at the National Council for Arts and Culture after successfully commentating for the BBC at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The donated items include FIFA World Cup Accreditation Card, Complimentary Matches Access Cards for matches commentated, a Vuvuzela, which happened to be the symbol of the South African World Cup, and a copy of the Focus on Africa magazine which featured the three African commentators at the world event.  

Abdou Salaam Jammeh, deputy secretary-general of the Gambia Football Association, said the event was a rare occasion and described Malik Jones as a great journalist.

He further described the occasion as a special event in journalism in The Gambia as it was the first time a national commentator was nominated by FIFA to go to a World Cup venue to commentate during the tournament.

Bala Saho, director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, described the gesture as a good example for other people to follow, adding that they would ensure the donated items were well taken care of.

Abdoulie M. Kah, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, congratulated Malik Jones for the donation and expressed hope that FIFA would again consider Mr Jones for the next World Cup to be held in Brazil.