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Stands named after two sports icons

May 24, 2011, 2:37 PM | Article By: Isatou Dumbuya

The Gough Foundation on Sunday honoured two personalities, Bye Malleh Wadda and late Ousainou Njie, by naming its stands after the duo.

Bye Malleh and Late Ousainou were said to have dedicated the better parts of their lives to the development of The Gambia in all aspects of life.

"The Gough Sports Foundation is proud to honour Ousainou Njie (Jimmy) and Bye Malleh Wadda (Byes)," said the Foundation's Assan Salieu Cham.

He added that late Ousainou was head of the Gambia Commercial and Development Bank right from its inception. Ousainou, who was described as a philanthrophist and sportsman, helped Gambians in all spheres of life.

Bye Malleh was the first Gambian to compete in the World University Games after representing the Gambia in many sports events.

"A lot can be said about Bye Malleh Wadda (Byes), the greatest Gambian Athlete ever. He represented his country in football, basketball, tennis, athletics, volleyball and rugby with excellence and passion," he said, adding: "He won the secondary schools victoradorum trophy three consecutive years and goals scored title at an international competition (Zone Two). He was the only African to compete in three different African Sporting Competitions (Football, Tennis and Basketball)."

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