#Sports

GCCI, EU lunch project to support Gambian Wrestling

May 14, 2020, 1:26 PM | Article By: Ebrima  Suwareh

Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and European Union (EU), Tuesday launched a project to support Gambian wrestling at a ceremony held at GCCI office.

The project is also aimed at promoting investment in culture, creative arts and sports to enhance resilience against climate change in local communities.

European Union Ambassador to The Gambia, Attila Lajos said the project is very timely, adding that wrestling can be a tool to promote solidarity amongst  local communities.

“The project will promote traditional wrestling as cultural heritage with the creation of wrestling training clubs and use wrestling as a tool to create solidarity amongst communities,’’ he said.

He said social distancing will be very difficult to keep while wrestling, saying promotion of this activity will be halted  until such time the Coronavirus pandemic subsides.

President of The Gambia Wrestling Association, Sering Modou Faye alias Cham thanked GCCI and EU for the initiative, saying that the project will go a long way in empowering wrestling in the country.

“This is the first time the association is partnering with the EU and it is very important to us because it will help in strengthening our capacity,” he said.

Mr Faye said the project will help them in fulfilling their objectives which among other things is to promote the sport nationwide and create employment for the youths.

According to him, the construction of wrestling venues will help a lot as they will also be use to sensitize the people on climate change and its impact.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Edrisa Mass Jobe and Alieu Secka both hailed EU and expressed hope that the project will go a long way in contributing in the post Covid-19 economic recovery of the country.

Among other things, the project is expected to construct wrestling venues and organise capacity building and training for trainers.

Read Other Articles In Sports
Penda Bah
History making- Gambia’s Skipper catches World Attention
Apr 24, 2020, 1:28 PM

The Gambia’s strong impression at the recent FIFA/Coca Cola Women’s ranking has caught the world’s attention as Women Scorpions skipper Penda Bah enticed FIFA with her eye catching dreams for the West African nation moving to higher heights for the good reasons.

Hawks FC v2
Hawks nurtures inestimable players for Gambia national teams
Apr 20, 2020, 2:27 PM

Hawks Football Club has nurtured immeasurable players for Gambia national teams since the inception of the club in 1973.

Saintfeit v2
Saintfeit upbeat over scorpions’ Afcon 2021 qualification chances
Apr 27, 2020, 2:41 PM

The Gambia Scorpions national team coach Tom Saintfeit has expressed optimism about the Scorpions chances of qualifying for its first African Cup of Nations appearance in 2021 in Cameroon.

Willy Abraham
Real De Banjul prexy urges GFF to improve football pitches
May 6, 2020, 11:47 AM

The president of Real De Banjul Football Club, Willy Abraham has urged Gambia Football Federation (GFF) to improve football pitches in the country.

Assan Ceesay v2
‘We will scuffle to qualify Gambia for AFCON’
May 5, 2020, 2:23 PM

Prolific striker, Assan Ceesay they will fight to qualify The Gambia to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.

WCRFA 3rd Division League declared null and void
May 29, 2020, 12:17 PM

The West Coast Regional Football Association (WCRFA); an affiliate of The Gambia Football Federation has announced that its Regional League 2019-2020 Season is been declared null and void following the Covid-19 pandemic.

BaboucarrJallow
US-based Gambian referee donates rice to Kerr Mama
Apr 15, 2020, 4:28 PM

Baboucarr Jallow, a US-based Gambian over the weekend donated 52 bags of rice to his native community of Kerr Mama in North Bank Region’s Upper Nuimi District.