#Sports

Omar Colley donates D0.5m to fight against COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020, 1:58 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Scorpions’ vice-captain, Omar Colley on Friday donated D500, 000 to Gambia government as part of his contribution in the fight against the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The staggering was delivered to the Ministry of Health through the GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo and the minister of Youth of Sports Hadrammeh Sidibeh.

Speaking during the handing over, Lamin Kabba Bajo said the donation was Omar Colley’s personal contribution towards the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

“GFF is also playing its utmost role in the collective campaign hence we have also released videos in form of sensitisation against covid-19,” he said.

The GFF leader thanked Omar Colley for his foresight and contribution towards the fight in against the pandemic, while urging other people to emulate Omar Colley and others.

Hadrammeh Sidibeh, minister of Youth and Sports, thanked the Sampdoria defender for contributing his quota in the fight against coronavirus. He said that government is very committed to sports development and is serious in investing in both youth and sports.

Fanta Baye Secka, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health, said covid-19 pandemic is real and a serious global threat and thus urged the public to take preventive measures.

“We thank Omar Colley for showing leadership that is expected of him and also for contributing as a Gambian, because we should all take responsibility and play our own part by protecting ourselves,” she said.

Read Other Articles In Sports
Greater Tomorrow FA v2
Greater Tomorrow FA begin pre-season training ahead of 2021-2022 2nd Tier season
Sep 23, 2021, 2:25 PM

Greater Tomorrow Football Academy on 13 September 2021 started pre-season training ahead of the 2021-2022 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Division Two League season at the Brikama Upper Basic School Football Field.

Pa Modou Jagne v3
Pa Modou Jagne announces retirement from national team
Feb 7, 2022, 1:24 PM

Scorpions Captain Pa Modou Jagne is to announce his retirement from The Gambia senior national team today, Monday 7th January 2022.

Abdoulie Sanyang
Gambian sensation joins Belgian top flight side
Aug 5, 2020, 11:19 AM

Gambian midfielder Abdoulie Sanyang has signed for newly promoted Belgian top tier side Beerschot from Lommel.

Ali Sowe v11
Ali Sowe voted Foreign-based player of the Year
Jan 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

Gambian international Ali Sowe has won the foreign-based player of the year 2020 award during the Bulgarian Player of the Year awards on Tuesday.