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President Senghore aims to develop basketball to regain glory

Apr 7, 2022, 12:01 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Gheran Senghore, president of The Gambia Basketball Association (GBA) has said that his focus is to develop basketball sports to regain its past glory in the country.

Mr. Senghore, who made this remark in an interview with Lamin Cham of The Standard Newspaper on Tuesday, said The Gambia will soon get a fully-fledged national basketball team after seven years of absence.

The Gambia Basketball Association was hit by a long-drawn-out dispute since former president Papa Njie left to join politics a few years ago.

Aggrieved stakeholders went ahead to push for the election of a new body led by Gheran Senghore but the new committee did not enjoy the cooperation of the old executive members who alleged government interference in their ousting.

However, last month, the National Olympic Committee facilitated a new election process, which again led to the election of Gheran Senghore but with a few changes to his initial executive.

“We have now resolved the impasse between us and have since got to work to complete the league championship which has been won by Serekunda West in both male and female categories,” Senghore said.

He added that the GBA must as soon as possible be on a sound financial footing to be able to build a good national team and facilities to attract and retain players for the team.

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