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‘Schools have talented athletes’

Mar 23, 2015, 10:23 AM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

Martin Gomez, president of the Gambia Secondary School Sports Association, has said there are good athletes in schools, and described this as “a good sign.”

Mr Gomez was speaking last Thursday during a press conference held at the association’s office at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, when declaring the final results of the recently-concluded inter-schools athletics championship held in Farafenni.

He congratulated all the schools that participated in this year’s championship, noting that the championship is the highest agenda item on their calendar.

Every school looks up to the annually event, he said, adding that schools will be putting a lot of attention on Gambia High (the senior secondary schools champion) next year, thus making it tough for them.

The championship is meant to expose young athletes, Gomez declared.

Alagie S. Darboe, secretary general of the GSSSA, said the zoning was introduced in the competition last year.

Mr Darboe thanked the ministers of Youth and Sports and of Basic and Secondary Education for honouring their invitation to attend the championship, and for their continued support.

Alieu Y. Cham, chairman Gambia Secondary School Sports Association, announced the final results of the inter-school athletics championship.

Cham revealed that the senior secondary school champions will be awarded a cash prize of D10, 000 and the runners-up will receive D6, 000.

He added that upper basic school champions will be rewarded with a cash prize of D6, 000 and the runners-up will collect D4, 000.

Winners from first to third position in both categories will be awarded certificates, he further announced.

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