May 6, 2009, 5:05 AM
About Six Gambian youths believed to be part of a delegation of the Gambia Boxing Association have been arrested in
Mamodou Drammeh, Malick Singhateh, Badou Secka, Lamin Gibba, Sulayman Colley and Dugu Jabbie, were said to have been arrested since last Friday.
According to our sources, the delegation was heading for
The sources added that the whole team consists of 17, but the fact that they could not travel together, the group was divided into two. The second group, now taken into custody in
Upon arrival in
According to the sources, despite the fact that they got correct visas on their passports, coupled with the faxes sent by the organisers to the Spanish authorities, the six are still being detained.
National Sports Council (NSC) is unable to verify the story immediately, but an insider said the Gambia Boxing Association was granted leave to go out of the country for the competition. However, the insider went on to say that, "there was some controversies as to whether they should go or not".
It is the latest in a series of incidents involving supposed Gambian boxers.
Early this year, the National Sports Council expelled the former Executive of the Gambia Boxing Association, headed by Sang Correa from the Gambia Amateur Boxing Association over visa scandal.
The National Sports Council accused the former association of involving in securing visas for 15 people who were nominated to represent the