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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Waterman- “Let the Media Stop linking me to Real de Banjul”

By Abdoulie Nget

Omar Jasseh alias Waterman expressed his unhappiness with the way the Gambian media houses are linking his name Real de Banjul a team in the Gambia first division league.

Speaking to the Daily News Sports Waterman said “I am not happy with the way you the Gambian media attach my name to Real de Banjul, every time I read a story related to me on the papers, I see the former Real de Banjul player and I have nothing to do with them.” He further noted that he never told anybody that he was a Real player.

 “I never played for real de Banjul and they have no hands in my move San Jose Earth Quakes, which is the team I play for in the Major League Soccer (MLS), I came to the MLS through my own contacts with the help of my agent but not through any team,” Waterman told the Daily News’ Sport Editor.

Paul Putt Hails Players' Professionalism

Paul Putt
By Omar Bah

Gambian- Belgian technician Paul Putt has hailed the professionalism style  of his players after his side registered a 3-0 victory against the  visiting side of  DR Congo in a friendly ,  on Wednesday at the independence stadium in Bakau.
After expressing his satisfaction with the way the scorpions played, coach Putt said,
 “The players are professionals and knows what it means  to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. All what  they need now  is support.”
“This win will motivate my players in their preparation towards their game against  Namibia,” said Putt.

Toubabou: Congo win, a Signal to Namibia

By Omar Bah

Mustapha Jarju (Toubabou), captain of The Gambia nationa team described their Wednesday 3-0 victory against the Democratic Republic of Congo at the independence  stadium as a signal to their upcoming African nations cup qualifiers against Namibia in  September.
The joyous captain told journalists that “we come to play for our country to win, which we did. Now our task is to make sure that we qualify for the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.”
For Toubabou, the players are ready to do all it takes to win both Namibia and Burkina Faso to make their way to the African Cup of Nations for the first time in history, before reiterating his confident that that The  Gambia will make it to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The scorpions’ display against Congo on Wednesday at the independence stadium in Bakau gave hope to fans.

Kinteh: Gambia Can Challenge Any Nation

Seedy Kinteh
By Alhagie Panneh
Looking at the recent brilliant performance by Gambian professional and home-based players, the country’s national team is ready to qualify for 2012 African Cup of nation to be played in Gabon and Equitoral Guinea, the president of the Gambia football Association Seedy Kinteh has said.
Seedy Kinteh was speaking to journalists on Wednesday at the independence stadium after the Gambia’s 3-0 victory against DR Congo as part of their preparations ahead of Namibia clash in September.
“The Gambia can challenge any team at any level despite low world ranking in FIFA,” said the GFA boos.

The Gambia Plays Good Test

By Mandu Sanneh

The Gambia national senior team, scorpions on Wednesday rode over their visitors, the Democratic Republic of Congo in a friendly match at the independence stadium in Bakau.
A brilliant 40 yard goal from Tijan Jaiteh in the 18 minutes of the first half put his side ahead.
Demba Savage doubled the lead for The Gambia in the 22 minutes of the game before the Zilina FC forward Momodou Ceesay alias Zico scored a spot kick to wrap up the goal scoring spree in the 72 minutes for The Gambia.       

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sam Loco-Efe Pass-away

NIGERIAN popular actor and comedian, Sam Loco-Efe is dead. Efe was found dead in his hotel room on Orlu Road, Owerri, capital of Imo State, on Sunday August 7. 
The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Jingiri Abubakar, confirmed the death to journalists looking for clarification on the incident. He said the famous actor had been ill for sometime and had only come to the hotel to recuperate before continuing his entertainment business, before he suddenly died.
Abubakar said: “It is true. He died in Rapour Hotel in Owerri. We are in the process of going to mortuary now. We heard he had been sick for one week and he had just been discharged. He died last night. We will give you other details latter,” the police commissioner said.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Amadou Sanyang Seals Sounders Move

By Omar Bah

The former Real de Banjul and Toronto FC defensive Midfielder Amadou Sanyang have successfully sealed a move to Seattle Sounders football Club after a successful three week trial with the
Major League Soccer club.
The Gambian international defensive midfielder Sanyang have been in Sounders for the past three weeks working hard to prove himself to the club leading the official announcement of his signature on Monday.
Amadou Sanyang was part of the team that guided Real de Banjul to a championship crown of the GFA league in 2007 during his teen ages.
“I am excited to be here, the environment is fantastic and the fans are just amazing,” he told the officials website of the Club.

Gambia will make it Gabon and Equatorial Guinea-Kinteh

By Omar Bah

The president of the Gambia Football Association Seedy Kinteh have expressed that the Gambia senior team the scorpions will make to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon come 2012.
Speaking to the Daily News Sport at his GFA office in Kanifing Wednesday ahead of the friendly between the Gambia and Congo on August 10 2011 at the Independent stadium Kinteh said the Gambia have all it take to qualify for the first time in their football history despite been six points behind Burkina Faso but a game in hand Kinteh believe that the team is with a numbers of talent who can with no doubt inspired the team all the way Gabon and Equatorial Guinea come 2012.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Omar Jasseh to Know his Fate in 3 Weeks

By Abdoulie Nget

Gambian international Omar Jasseh alias Waterman will know the fate of his future in San Jose Earthquake in the Major League Soccer (MLS), as he expects to meet his coaching staff in two to three weeks to discuss his way about.
OmarJasseh, the former Real de Banjul player signed for the MLS club on April 14, 2010, when he was 17-year old but since then failed to make an impact. The Gambian appeared in only 5 games for the Quakes in one-and-a-half seasons, and failed to notch a goal or assist in his 89 total minutes of action. This season, Jasseh played the last 13 minutes of the 2-0 away loss at Chivas USA on July 6 and the second half of the West Bromwich Albion friendly on July 12.

Balla Gaye 2 Pins Down Tyson in 30 Sec

By Omar Jarju

The "Lion" of Guédiawaye Balla Gaye 2 on Sunday answered the question of who is to win after defeating the leader of Boul Faale, Mohamed Ndao Tyson in just thirty seconds at the Stade Demba Diop, Senegal in a wrestle that was named after Alhagie Mansour Mbye.
Balla who intended to bring down Tyson in 3 to 5 minutes made it easier than expected to register his 17th victory that marked Tyson’s 5th defeats, which analysts say may lead to his way out of the wrestling game (Lamb).
The combat was the final for the 2010 - 2011 wrestling season with Balla standing in a good position. Questions are being raised as to whether Tyson will continue to fight or should he quit after being disgraced.
The “Lion” Guédiawaye has definitely earned a venerable place in the arena now, after fulfilling his promise that Tyson will not stop him on his way of climbing to the roof of the Senegalese wrestling arena.

GFA’s First Division: Interior, Africell Relegated

By Mandu Sanneh 
Ebrima Manneh of Interior

The security boys, Interior and cellular giants, Africell FC have to play their prices by going to the second division after a poor performance in the Gambia Football Association’s 2010 - 2011 first division league campaign.
The two sides faced each other in an unfavorable game for both of them, which was the final fixture of the league at the Serrekunda West football pitch where Africell lost 2-1 to Interior, paving their way off the first division league.
Even though they won their relegated opponent, Interior FC had to fight for their way back to the Gambia’s top football flight next season.
The final day of the season seemed not so difficult and the relegation of the two teams pose a threat to Steve Biko as they were only looking for a point and they survived it after playing a goalless draw against Samger at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai to save their position.

The Gambia (NOC) Delegation To The 38th Extra-Ordinary General Assembly & 30th Anniversary of The Associations of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) Lome –Togo Returned

Momodou Dibba
The NOC delegation left the Banjul International Air Port on the 24th June 2011,t o Lome- Togo were all the 53 NOC’s in Africa were represented by their Presidents and Secretary Generals, Angola was not represented. Other distinguished guests from the Olympic families including the IOC, ANOC, Korea and Australia were in attendance
In the evening a reception and a gala dinner was hosted by the NOC of Togo. General Lassana Palenfo President of ANOCA, the Executive Board, Delegates, Dignitaries from the Olympic Movement,
Togolese Parliamentarians and eminent personalities from the public and private sector graced the occasion. Representatives of the Ministry of Sports from Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire were in attendance too.
It is befitting to mention Mr. Tommy Sithole representing the IOC President, Mr. Pere Miro of Olympic Solidarity and Mr. Lamin Diack President IAAF, IOC member and Dean of sports in Africa were duly recognized.

IOC invites world’s athlètes to compete at, London 2012

Mrs. Allen
According to the source from the International Olympic Committee , 2012 Olympic games would be different because of the preparation the host country is doing . With one year to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially invited the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the world and their athletes to attend the London Games.
IOC President Jacques Rogge formally invited the world’s NOCs during a public ceremony in London’s historic Trafalgar Square. In the presence of HRH the Princess Royal, British Prime Minister David Cameron,
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Denis Oswald and London 2012 Chair Sebastian Coe, as well as thousands of members of the public, the IOC President symbolically presented a number of NOCs with their invitations.