Jul 21, 2016, 10:54 AM
The Gambia Wrestling Association last Thursday convened a meeting with the executive secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC) Mamudou Max Jallow.
The meeting discussed modalities of improving the development of wrestling competitions in the country.
Speaking at the meeting held at the Independence Stadium Conference Hall, Mamudou Max Jallow, executive secretary at the National Sports Council, began by expressing his profound gratitude to the organising committee members of the Gambia Wrestling Association for their efforts in making Sunday’s wrestling competition in Kunkujang Village a success.
He thanked all the wrestlers that took part in the competition.
Mr Jallow urged wrestlers to improve their lighting system and their timing in starting competition and to improve on the PA system (loudspeakers).
He also urged the organising committee to improve their sitting conditions and to be providing security officers during competition to avoid spectators entering the wrestling field.
He used the platform to appeal to the organising committee to have identification cards so that they can be differentiated from others as he urged them to decide the number of people every wrestler should come up with.
They are not just into football development in the country but to develop all sports in the country, he said while assuring them of government’s support at all times.
Abdul Syllon, a Bureau member at the Gambia National Olympic Committee, said they are ready to support the Gambia Wrestling Association, because they are happy with what they are doing.
Adam Jallow, an organising member of the Gambia Wrestling Association, in her remarks, thanked everyone for their support to ensure a successful organisation of the competition.
She advised the wrestlers to be accepting defeat, saying: "There is no wrestler that will not be defeated."
Alhagie Cham, a wrestling commentator at West Coast Radio, said his aim "is to see to it that wrestling goes forward in the country".