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SJAG extends condolence to sports fraternity on death of Max Jallow

May 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

The Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG), following the demise of former executive secretary of the National Sports Council Mamudou Max Jallow, is hereby extending its condolence to the family of Max and The Gambia’s sporting fraternity.

The late Max Jallow, who passed away on Sunday 19 May 2013, was a key figure in the promotion of sport in the country.

His memory shall always be with us for his tireless support to the SJAG over the years.

The late Jallow was more than a friend to the press and was ever ready and open to the media. He was also a frequent contributor of write-ups on sports and related issues to the media, where he shared his views on pertaining issues of sport and in the lives of Gambians.

“We at SJAG shall always be grateful for his advice and support on key activities of the association,” said Alh Pap Saine, Honorary Life President of the SJAG.

“He will also be remembered for his role in the initiation of the prominent Brufut Marathon as a core founder,” he said further.

Jallow was one-time Development Officer of the National Sports Council.

He was a master’s holder in sport, leisure and business management.

“The late Jallow was a great friend to the Gambian journalists, especially myself. He was a humble man and very dedicated and committed to his job. He always consulted with me for advice. We have lost a great asset who was always ready to facilitate our job as journalists,” Mr Saine said.

“Max will always be remembered because of his openness and good public relations. I urge other government officials in the domain of sport to emulate his footsteps and for his open door policy to the media.  May his soul rest in perfect peace!”

The president of the SJAG, Sainabou Kujabi-Njie, facilitated this statement by the Honorary Life President of the association dispatched to the media fraternity.