Jul 9, 2014, 10:10 AM
The Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia (SJAG) has congratulated Gambian International referee Bakary Papa Gassama on his recent CAF award as ‘Referee of the Year’.
Below is the full text of the release signed by SJAG Secretary General Alieu Ceesay:
It gives me great pleasure to extend, on behalf of the Members and Executive Committee of the Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG), our warmest congratulations to you on your recent ‘Referee of the Year’ Award by CAF for the second consecutive year.
The SJAG under the leadership of Musa Sise is quite proud to join Gambians in celebrating yet another successful outing at the international stage. You have not only served as a good ambassador for the country but you have put the name of the country on the footballing map of the world.
We as a body are immensely proud to have named you our Sports Personality of the year 2015 following your grand exploits at the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and continuously vindicated our judgment as The Gambia’s finest and Africa’s best.
Your most recent achievement has cemented your strides in the annals of history.
The entire sports journalism fraternity wishes you all the best and we further encourage you to keep up the good momentum as you continue to make every Gambian proud.