May 29, 2012, 1:52 PM
Ousman Sillah, who works as a player facilitator, has donated quality football materials to the Bakau giant killers at a presentation ceremony held at Biko’s new office in Bakau.
The materials donated at the weekend by Sillah, who is a key partner to Steve Biko FC, included16 sets of jerseys, tracksuits, and 15 sets of bips.
Sillah, a Sierra Leonean national resident in Dakar, said he found it interesting to work with Biko, adding that Biko is the first club he has worked with in The Gambia.
"I came to know Biko through their CEO Kemo Ceesay during the African U-17 championship in Congo and since then I have been enjoying a fruitful relationship not only with Ceesay but also with other Biko officials like Mustapha Kebbeh," said Sillah, who has helped a host of Gambian young talents secure professional contracts abroad.
The president of Steve Biko FC, Mustapha Kebbeh, in his remarks, said Biko and Sillah continue to enjoy a long standing relationship.
"This is not the first time that Sillah has rendered support to Biko Football Club," Kebbeh said, adding: "We work with Sillah in terms of developing players as well as player marketing and he has done a lot for Biko in the past."
Kebbeh described the gesture as timely, saying it could not have come at a better time. "The donation is timely and it came at a time when Biko is preparing for the 2010-2011 GFA league season, as the club is transforming into becoming a semi-professional club," said Kebbeh.
The Chief Executive officer of Steve Biko FC, Kemo Ceesay, who enjoys a close relationship with Sillah, says Sillah has been a key partner to Biko since 2001.
Ceesay heaped praises on Sillah, who has been supportive of Biko over the years, describing him as one of the brains behind the transfer of most of the players of the club to foreign countries.