Sep 16, 2011, 1:54 PM
Yahu Jal defeated Asho Njang at the weekend wrestling competition organized by the Ecowas Federation of Business Women Federation and Entrepreneurship - Gambia chapter (FEBWE).
Later in the competition, Baima Ndiaye also conquered Tapha Tine 2, both Senegalese wrestlers.
The event was witnessed by Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, Youth and Sports Minister Alieu K. Jammeh, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay and other personalities.
The Senegalese delegates also included Senegalese champion Balla Gaye 2, who came to witness the competition.
The delegation from Senegal, which made it to the weekend showpiece, were escorted back home by members of the two organizing committees - Ebou Njie better known as Njie Sasuneh, and Abdoulie Bojang alias Abulo.
Speaking at the event, Abulo said the organizing committee worked tirelessly to make it a success.
Balla Gaye 2 extended his regards to the President and vice president of the Gambia, and the head of the federation.
He said he was glad to be invited by the federation to witness the event, and was happy that such an event is now being staged significantly in the country, and commended the organizing committee for the wonderful gesture.
Winner Baima Ndiaye, a Senegalese wrestler, said that for him it was not difficult because he knew that Tapha was a “junior” to compete with him.
Wrestling is all about techniques, he said.
Ndiaye further named his victory after Balla Gaye 2, who re-dedicated it to President Yahya Jammeh.
“I knew since then that this victory was mine, because wherever Balla witnesses my combat, I will win,” Ndiaye said.
He added that, anytime he is invited to compete in The Gambia, he would be available, as the two countries are of the same family.