Dec 13, 2012, 9:01 AM
The annual Late Pa Modou Sarr Basketball Tournament is set to get underway on Thursday 30 January 2014 at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium Basketball Court with Lamin taking on Manjai in the opening game of the competition.
Pa Modou Sarr, a Gambian basketball player, died in a car crash in the USA in 2004.
He was playing for the Navarro College basketball team at the time of his death.
After a successful 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the Gambia Basketball Association (GBA) would like to use this momentum to continue engaging Gambian youth via basketball and to also use this tournament as a prelude to the start of the National Basketball league, the association states.
Nine teams have been invited to take part in the competition. They are Serrekunda West (last year’s champions), Brikama (last year’s finalist), YMCA, Serrekunda East, GAF, Kotu, Sport House, Lamin, and Manjai.
The tournament will be a single elimination knockout affair with matches scheduled to take place on the following dates:
Thursday, 30 January 2014 – Lamin vs Manjai (a newly registered team)
Friday 31 January 2014 – YMC vs Serrekunda East
Brikama vs Sport House
Saturday 1 February 2014 - Serrekunda West vs Winners (Lamin vs. Manjai)
Tuesday 4 February 2014 - 1st Semifinals
Wednesday 5 February 2014 - 2nd Semifinals
Saturday 8 February 2014 - Finals