By Mamadi B Camara
Born in Banjul, Miss Bassin Andala Ceesay who made series of achievements with The Gambia Flag, attended Campama Primary and Crab Island Secondary Schools respectively, before making her way to be known in the sporting arena, leading her to the 2011 GNOC sports hall of fame at the Jaliba hotal on the 7 May.
Ms Ceesay under the guardianship of renowned physical education teacher Mr. Cherno Touray in 1968 represented her School in the inter-secondary school basketball championship, in The Gambia.
As a result of her outstanding performances, she was selected in the national basketball team to represent The Gambia at the Senegalese youth week.
From 1970 to 1974, the then young girl continues to represent The Gambia in numerous competitions within the sub-region.
It could be recalled that in 1973, she captained The Gambia National Basketball team, winning silver and bronze medals in Senegal.
Miss Bassin Andala Ceesay’s is a household name throughout the length and breadth of the country due to her contribution in The Gambia’s sporting arena.
She provided spectators with hours of entertainment. It was a joy to see her in action on the basketball lawn.When she retired as a basketball player in 1975, she became a coach and motivator of young emerging basketball players in the country.