Aug 3, 2017, 12:22 PM
Alhagie Omar Sey, a prominent national and football official, led the field of awardees at the Sports Journalists Award.
The former GFGA president won the Sports Personality of the Year trophy followed by Bakary Jarjue Leket as Outstanding Athlete of the Year.
Other notable recipients were Abdoulie Bojang of Steve Biko as Coach of the Year, while Gamtel FC was declared d Team of the Year.
Special awards went to all-time football commentator Saul Njie, whose skills in football commentatary remained unrivaled decades after he left that job.
Addressing a large group of attendees from veteran sports people, organizations and government officials, Abdoulie Nget, vice president of the SJAG welcomed the public to the 5th gala and paid tribute to those who made the event possible. He congratulated the awardees for their contribution to the development of sports in the country.
Pap Saine, honorary president of the SJAG, commended the awards committee for a job-well-done and narrated the history of the association and its starling contribution to the development of sports in the country.
Musa Sise, Awards Committee Chairman, thanked all the institutions that graced the occasion with their presence and support.
Ocean Bay Hotel was commended for their “good service and excellent food served”.
SJAG Awards for 2012/13
Sports Personality of the Year
Omar Sey (Football administrator)
Best Athlete of the Year.
Bakary Jarju (Lekett) Wrestlers
Best Sports Team of Year.
Best Coach of the Year
Abdoulie Bojang (Steve Biko FC)
Best Referee of the Year
More than a dozen other people received awards for contributions or achievements in Gambian sports.
Best Organisation in Support of Sports.
National Paralympian of the Year
Sports Journalist of the Year
Nomination from the GPU not concluded
Most Dedicated Sports Photo-journalist
Most Creative Association of the Year
Swaibou Sanneh - Best Olympian
All-time Best Sports Commentator
Most Innovative Sports
Gambia Cricket Association
African Team of the Year
Nigeria National Team