May 8, 2008, 6:50 AM
Individuals and companies in Belgium recently donated sporting items to NAS FC in Gunjur Village in Kombo South in the West Coast Region.
The donation was part of their contribution towards the development of sport in the country.
Seven sets of jerseys and gloves were jointly donated by Tinne Damen, Francinne Cavlemans, Christ Lavreys, Marijke, Patrik Bosmans, Ronny Cardeynaels, Kathleen De Clercg, Yassine Benmessaud, Lucas Ferrara, Nadir Bekkari, and Jean -Theodore Dievdone.
Julier Company donated seven balls while Patrik Ev donated 25 pairs of football boots.
The donation was made available through the efforts of a former journalist of The Point newspaper, Alieu Jabang, and his Belgian wife Jainaba, who are on holiday in The Gambia.
In an interview with Pointsport, the facilitator of the donation, Alieu Jabang, applauded the donors for their tremendous gesture, adding that NAS FC came under the Young Farmers, whose aim is to empowered young people and also discourage teenage pregnancy.
The president of the Gunjur Sports Committee, Buba Bada Bojang, hailed the donors for their tireless support towards the development of sport in the country.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Alagie Manjang, a player of NAS FC, who thanked Alieu Jabang and his wife Jainaba as well as Danschutter for the timely support.