Jan 18, 2011, 11:56 AM
Fatoumata Semega-Janneh, a female wrestling promoter, on Sunday held a press conference at her residence in Pipeline, which attracted various wrestlers with their managers of different clubs.
The Gambia Wrestling Journalists Association (GAWJA) members were informed about the obstacles faced by promoter Fatoumata Semega-Janneh, which needed to be reviewed and worked on towards a proper development and promotion of wrestling in the country.
The briefing also focused on a discussion on a recent power cut during a wrestling competition held at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium last Thursday which was organised by Semega promotion while competitions were in progress.
Power cut was said to bring an end to the competition, which affected a huge number of people during the competition.
Speaking at the conference, Fatoumata Semega Janneh expressed dissatisfaction over the power cut and had no idea of the cause of the darkness which delayed and resulted into the calling off of that competition.
This, he said, had an effect to the people during the competition.
She noted that the power cut affected vendors who came to sell their stuffs to earn income.
Semega Janneh also called for collective work ranging from the wrestling federation to the wrestlers to work together for the development of The Gambia’s wrestling.
She further expressed dissatisfaction over the referee’s decision by calling off the competition.
She disclosed the problems she encounter as a promoter and calls for the network of the federation.
Other speakers included Serign Cham, a club manager, and Valdo, a wrestler.