Jul 17, 2012, 1:52 PM
Alagie Nyassi, secretary-general of the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) on Tuesday presented a cheque for D1,000 to the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) at SESDO’s office in Tallinding.
The cheque, received on behalf of the association by its 2nd vice-president Modou S. Jallow, was part of SESDO’s contribution to the just-ended Late Fatou Mbye Memorial Football tournament.
The donation of the cheque to the SJAG, according to Nyassi, was in response to a call made by sports journalists regarding the Late Fatou Mbye Memorial Football tournament whose final was played at the Serrekunda East Mini-Stadium recently.
“If you could remember, we were written to by the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia regarding the tournament and this cheque for D1,000 is part of our contribution to the tournament,” the SESDO secretary-general disclosed to reporters shortly after the presentation.
Nyassi, whose organisation has always been supportive of the country’s sports writers however called on other institutions and individuals to chip in their contributions to raise enough money to be presented to the family of the late Fatou Mbye.
The 2nd vice-president of the SJAG, Modou S. Jallow, said he was happy to receive the donation from SESDO on behalf of his president, Sainabou Kujabi.
He added that the donation was not too a surprise given the fact that SESDO had always been at the forefront in supporting sports in the country.
Jallow, who says Serrekunda East is a home of Gambian football, further noted that the donation would go a long way in complementing the efforts of the family of the late Fatou Mbye.
He used the occasion to appeal to all those who were written to by the SJAG, to contribute to “this worthy course” whose proceeds will be used to support the family of former colleague, sister and friend, who departed this world in November 2009.
Jallow described Fatou’s contribution to the development and promotion of sport in the country as immeasurable