Jun 8, 2020, 12:42 PM
Gambia Armed Forces Football Club is The Gambia’s most persuasive club after clinching three league titles in 2003, 2009 and 2017.
The 24-year old, who has set his sight on reaching the semi finals, said his preparation has been going on well since his arrival in Tokyo last week.
The ambitious athlete added that he has been training hard to maintain his form ahead of his race. He also thanked Gambians for their support and prayers.
He then took part in the Africa Games in Brazzaville for the first time and was eliminated there with a timing of 10.60 s and 40.09 s in the 100 meters and 4 x 100 meter relay in the preliminary round respectively.
The following year he participated in the Commonwealth Games held in the Australian Gold Coast over 100 meters with 10.50 s and with the relay team clocking 40.57s. He also ran the 200-meter race with a timing 21.58 s but that was not enough to qualify him for another round.
In 2019 he finished seventh over 100 meters at the African Games in Rabat in 10.33s and finished fourth in the relay in 39.44 s, while he was eliminated in the semifinals over 200 meters with 20.82 s.
Meanwhile, Africa’s best female athlete, Gina Bass will take to the tracks today, Friday in the 100 metres heats with the hope of making history for herself and The Gambia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The track queen who recorded her name in the history books in 2019 after winning the 200m gold at the African Games by beating Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou who was regarded as Africa’s fastest will on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 take to the tracks again in the 200 metres heats.
Gambian international Modou Barrow last Thursday notched in a hat trick as his South Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors hammered Tampine Rovers of Singapore 9-0 in the Asian Champions League.
Fortune FC won the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) 1st Division League title after defeating Wallidan 2-1 in their week-23 fixtures played at the Independence Stadium on Thursday.