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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Malik Jones Donates to National Museum

By Omar Bah
Malik Jones

Following the success of a Gambia’s most known commentator Malik Jones who was the first Gambian to commentate for BBC in the recently concluded 2010 world cup held in South Africa on Tuesday donated 2010 world cup items to The Gambia National Museum in Banjul.

The items include FIFA Accreditation Card, complimentary matches’ access cards for matches commentated, a Vuvuzela which happened to be the symbol of the South African world cup and a copy of the focus on Africa magazine which featured the three African commentators at the world event.

Abdou Salam Jammeh of GFA called the occasion as a big achievement for The Gambia sports fraternity and Gambia as a nation and Malik Jones as a person. He said every Gambian Journalist should emulate Malik. He further stated that such achievement was expected of Malik after sacrificing to deliver his experience during his match commentaries.

Malick Jones after delivering the items said he was very proud after been accepted by the national museum to donate his world items for historical purposes, saying that the gesture is something to be remembered by Gambians as they were represented on the world’s biggest football tournament organized by FIFA.

He lamented why people like Biri Biri for not having any remembrance in the Museum after being the first Gambian to play his professional football in Europe.

Bala Saho the director at the National Arts and Culture described the gesture as a welcoming initiative saying that the items will serve as memorable symbols for the generations to come. He thanked Malik Jones on behalf of the National ARTS and Culture for the laudable gesture and urged him to keep-up the momentum.

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