Jul 14, 2020, 12:14 PM
Scorpions’ striker Ali Sowe has scored his 13th league goal for his Bulgarian First division side, CSKA Sofia during their 5-0 thumping at home over Beroe in a game played at the Sstadion Balgarska Armija on Sunday.
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.
Gambian duo Musa Barrow and Musa Juwara’s Bologna Football Club on Wednesday slipped at home to Sassaolo 2-1 in their 2019-2020 Italian Serie A game.
Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Friday tested Brikama Box Bar and Serrekunda East Mini Stadia floodlighting systems following the completion of the project.
Hawks Football Club has nurtured immeasurable players for Gambia national teams since the inception of the club in 1973.
The coronavirus outbreak in The Gambia has halted nawetan football in the country this year.
Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) is the latest zone to announce the cancellation of its nawetan competition this year.
Following the government of the Gambia’s pronouncement of the Public State of Emergency and the subsequent suspension of all sporting activities by the Ministry of Youth and Sports due to the corona virus (Covid-19) Pandemic, the Executive Committee of the Gambia Football Federation had extensive consultations with Presidents of League Clubs to sound their views and opinions on the matter.
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that most of us are confined to our homes as the world battles the outbreak. As we wait for the tough times to pass, with no live football on offer, gaming has become an avenue for many.