Sep 7, 2022, 12:43 PM
The president of the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB), Madame Bouchra Hajij, on Monday called on the president of The Republic of The Gambia Adama Barrow at his office in Banjul.
She made these remarks at the just concluded women’s football festival held at the Sifoe Football Field with Yakarr Football Academy being crowned champions after defeating Marakissa 4-3 on post match penalty shootout following a stalemate in regulations time.
CEO Adama added that she was honoured with the success of the fourth edition of the women’s football festival.
“I have been organising the women festival for four years as part of my birthday celebrations,” she also said.
“I am passionate about football, so every year I dedicate my birthday celebration to gathering women footballers and admirers to celebrate with me,” she went on, adding that the objective of the festival is to promote female football, especially grassroots football but also encourages more women participation in sports.
As champions Yakarr football Academy received a giant trophy, footballs and gloves while runners up Marakissa received a trophy.
Best player of the football festival went to Susan Mendy of Yakarr who received D1000 from LBD Sports Agency & Media Network while the leading goal scorer went to Banna Jarju of Yakarr who received 2 footballs. Best defender was awarded to Esther Mendy of Marakissa. She went home with 2 foootball. Satang Kanuteh of Trust Academy bagged the best midfield award and she also received 2 footballs. The most disciplined team went to Kartong . All eight team that participated in the festival received a football each from Yakarr.
Biri’s personality was unique because he cared and loved all people that he encountered. Even though his peers played on him not being educated but what he earned in terms of wealth and popularity I have not seen any Gambian in my opinion got it. Even until his death.
Modou Lamin Marong over the weekend fired Jambanjelly to a slender 1-0 victory over Sambuyang in the 2021-2022 Kombo South District football tournament played at the Sanyang Football Field.