Jul 24, 2020, 1:40 PM
Gambia Football Federation (GFF) president, Lamin Kaba Bajo has eulogized the country's late international footballer Biri Biri, describing him as a man among men who was an accomplished footballer during his time.
The Serekunda-born player made these remarks after scoring during CSKA Sofia 3-1 win over Botev Vrastsa in their winter friendly game played at the Stadion Balgarska Armia on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old who scored his side equaliser was presented the foreign-based player of the year 2020 award recently.
The former Gamtel FC striker who is contracted to CSKA Sofia until 2022 has been attracting interest from European top clubs in France, Turkey and recently in Italy (Genoa) but the Scorpions striker stated that he is happy and is staying with the Bulgarian side.
"I am here and I am happy in CSKA. I have the same goals in front of me - to give my best so that the team (CSKA Sofia) can win. I am happy to be here and I am fully focused on training.”
He also reacted to the award and said that it means a lot to him, adding that he would like to win more awards in future.
“This award means a lot. The award brings me satisfaction and extra motivation. I want to earn even more".
Ali Sowe started his professional career with Italian side Chievo in 2013 and later underwent several loans before signing a permanent contract with CSKA Sofia in 2019.
Gambia’s minister of Youth and Sports, Bakary Badjie, in a meeting with Sports Journalist Association of the Gambia’s (SJAG) executive members held in his office on Monday 25th April, said he was surprised that the ministry has not been supportive of the association's activities but assured that would change under his watch.
Gambians both in and outside the country have paid tribute to fallen football administrator, the late Alh. O.B. Conateh who died on Saturday and laid to rest on Sunday at the Jeshwang Cemetery.