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SJAG unveils nominees for 2017 sports awards night

Apr 19, 2017, 1:51 PM

The Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG) has unveiled the nominees in the different categories for the 2017 National Sports Awards and gala night slated for this month.

The event is slated for 22nd April at the Djembeh Hotel. It is an event meant to celebrate and honour past and present sports personalities that have done great job for this country. This year’s event is the 8th year running.

Best Foreign-based Athlete of the year

Omar Kolley, Djurden to Genk

Modou Barrow Swansea to Leeds

Hamza Barry- Hajdzut split

Best local-based athlete of the year

Gregory Sambou- GPA

Adama Jammeh- Athlete

Gina Bass- Athlete

Team of the year


GAF female Volley ball

SK West Male basketball team

Best Coach of the year

Alhagie Sarr – GPA FC

St. Sgt. Lamin LF Badjie- GAF Female Volleyball Team

Laye Ngum - SK West Male basketball team

Best female athlete of the year

Sohna Saho - GPF Athlete

Gina Bass, GPF Athlete

Abie Kujabi- GAF, Volley

Special Award: Para-Olympic

Demba Jarju

Emerging talent of the year

Mam Drammeh- Abuko United

Fatoumata Sillah - Brikama Volleyball

Malick Mbye- Basketball referee

Emerging team Sports of the year

National Beach Volleyball team female

Fortune FC

Gunjur Super Nawettan team

Honour List

Late Modou Dibba, GNOC President

Late Abdou Shylon, Wrestling GNOC

Late MI Jallow, Coach

Late Father Joseph Gough

Alagie Nyan - Football

Haddy Sillah Njie - Basketball

Mam Essa Gaye – Basketball

Dadoh Jah - Athlete

Saffie Sanneh - Wrestling

Hon. Dembo Jatta, ex- International