Raptin Academy gives Ramadan sugar to players, others

Apr 27, 2021, 12:24 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

As part of his support to the needy in this holy month of Ramadan, Julius Bassie Kamara, the co-founder of Raptin Academy last Wednesday donated sugar to his academy players (both male and female) among other natives of Tallinding.

The donation which took place at the Tallinding center was meant to support the team’s academy players, their families and people within the area.

“This is our third year since we started this initiative. I’m a Christian but dealing with Muslims in the community and the academy as well. So it always come from our hearts to do such things (to share the little we have) each year during Ramadan,” said Mr. Kamara.

“We like the kids because they are the ones who make us who we are. This is why we decided to bring up the idea, so that every year, though we don’t have much but we always manage to do such things,” he added.    

Ansumana Fatty, Imam of the area’s mosque expressed delight with the initiative coming from Julius Kamara, adding that giving is very important especially in the holy month of Ramadan.

He said there are some people especially those fasting who do not even have sugar at in homes.

“Being a Christian or Muslims, giving out Zakat is very important. This is a very important initiative from Julius Kamara,” he said.

Sallou Jallow, one of the team members of the academy and a beneficiary, expressed delight with the gesture from their manager, noting that their manager has been doing such gesture for Muslims for three years now.

“Helping the needy and Muslims especially in this holy month of Ramadan is very important and we pray for God to reward our manager for this noble initiative,” he said.

Sally Gibba also one of the academy’s players said as a Christian, giving out to Muslims in this holy month of Ramadan is really touching.

Meanwhile, Ratin Football Club was founded in 2003 and became an academy in 2010 for boys and girls.

The academy is currently participating in the female second division league and has also produced a male U-17 player in Sallou Jallow.