Upper Nuimi inter-village tourney kicks off

Dec 16, 2020, 1:59 PM

Upper Niumi District Sports Committee recently commenced its 2020 inter-village football tournament sponsored by Gambia For All political party at the tune of D65, 000.00.

Chief of staff Bolong Sonko said their party is embarking on demonstrating the dictate of their manifesto which catered for youths and women support.

He thanked Dr. Bakary J. Sonko for sponsoring the trophy on behalf of the party, saying his gesture should be regarded as a way to enhance unity among youth and not partisan politics.

National youth mobilizer Saidou Bayo, said GFA is for all especially youth who are future leaders.

“We are acting in accordance with our party manifesto to engage youth to come together in unity for national development,” he added.

He said they sponsored similar football tournaments in Foni Bwaim and Sintet, Brikama North and South respectively. He concluded by thanking Dr. Bakary J Sonko a native of Upper Niumi as well as Upper Niumi District Sports Committee for such an amazing organisation.

Sports Secretary Kemo Y Ceesay, welcomed GFA's intervention in Upper Niumi and described it as very timely.

Mr. Ceesay described sports as a unifying platform for youth most especially football.

He added that sports is no more just for leisure but also improves common understanding among people which is exceptionally valuable and important for our unity.

“It is through unity that we can achieve our developmental goals and some of our lives objectives,” he also said.

He further said that sports can change one’s life, that of his family and society, giving examples of Musa Barrow, Musa Juwara, Sadio Mane, Kalifa Manneh among others who all started at small villages. He went on to say that with determination they become national prides.

He thanked GFA for the sponsorship and called on other political parties to emulate them.

He concluded by reminding all that Covid-19 is still around and urge all to follow the ministry of health regulations and guidelines.

Saturday 12th December opening game saw Pakau Njogu beat Kerr Demba Kholleh 2-nil. Abdou Aziz Jallow and Abdou Latif Kah scored for Pakau Njogu in the 38and 56 minutes while Modou Jeng registered Kerr Demba Kholleh’s consolation goal in 68 minute.

In the other encounter played on Sunday 13 December, Pakau Saloum defeated Kahyel by a lone goal with Marabou Jallow scoring the only goal of the game in the 27 minute.

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