MoYS Badjie felicitates Gambia national team following win over Gabon

Nov 19, 2020, 11:51 AM

The Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Bakary Y Badjie has on Tuesday 17 November 2020 called on the Scorpions at their Ocean Bay Hotel in Cape Point to congratulate them on their sterling performance over Gabon on Monday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group D qualifiers played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau where the Scorpions beat the Panthers 2-1.

Hon. Badjie first thanked the Coach, players and the technical team for all the efforts exerted that resulted to their win over Gabon.

As a government, I want to sincerely thank you for all the efforts you put up and we are so proud of your achievement.”

“We will continue to facilitate and ensure that your needs are well secured while we recognize your efforts in this endeavor.”

He noted sports as a unified force and thus should bring people together from all background. “Sports unify every background.”

“Your win has made people jubilate and celebrate without regard to ethnicity, politics, language and whatsoever”.

He said the government will continue to work with the Gambia Football Federation to make things work.

You are doing a great sacrifice for the country and we are aware of that as a government.”

“Nonetheless, we urge you to increase the amount of energy in the succeeding matches,” he concluded.

The president of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Lamin Kaba Bajo strongly noted that the foundation for the national team is based on solidity which is now earning fruits for the Gambia.

The foundation is solid because of the players we have been building over the period. Your cooperation and camaraderie has earned us this far,” he noted.

 Bajo said investment in football is never static due to the huge finances that are involved.

Despite all the hurdles, I want to reassure you that the GFF will not relent and will continue to support the team until we get to the promised land.”

He thanked the Gambia government for their support.

I want to thank the President His Excellency President Adama Barrow for his personal commitment and support and we are aware of government’s support to us throughout.”

Bajo concluded by noting that the safety and health concern of the players is a major preoccupation for the GFF.

He cited Sulayman Marreh as a case study, noting that Marreh is in safe hands and is being taken care of by competent authorities in Libreville.

We are in touch with Sulayman on daily basis and the matter is communicated to CAF and almost everybody including our government is involved in this case.”

But I can assure you again that he is in fine hands and the Gambian community in Libreville are aware of his situation and are in contact with him.” Marreh was tested positive of coronavirus and is expected to leave Libreville when he turns negative.


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