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Friday, November 14, 2014

New SJAG executive tours media houses

Visiting team
The newly elected executive of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) on Monday began its traditional tour of media houses with a visit to West Coast Radio.

The delegation, which comprised of Assistant Secretary General Alieu Ceesay, Treasurer Namory Trawally, and executive member Momodou Bah, had a fruitful discussion with the WCR acting managing director, Therese Gomez, and members of her senior management team.

Speaking at the meeting, Ceesay informed that the purpose of the visit was to introduce the new executive to the media chiefs and to update them on the plans of the executive in terms of moving the association forward.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sabach Sanjal district tourney update: Kunjo, Yallal, Bambally progress to quarter finals

Yallal Bah Village Team
Yallal Bah and Kunjo of Group B have joined Group A leaders Bambally in the quarter-finals of the Sabach Sanjal football tournament after the final group stage games last weekend.
Kunjo drew with Mbappa to make a tally of four points enough to seal a place in the last eight, while Yallal qualified after their final group match opponent Sankalang who were suspended for misconduct.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gambian swimmers to compete in Doha

The Gambia National Swimming team will join other African countries in the upcoming 12th FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) to be held in Doha, according to a press release issued by the office of the, Secretary General, Gambia Swimming and Aquatic Sports Association (GSASA).

This year, about 900 swimmers coming from all continents will compete in the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held in Doha (QAT) from December 3-7, 2014.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Champions Yallal fire first canon

As Sanjal tourney grows in size

By Abdoulie Nget

Champions Yallal Bah put showed class Saturday to tame arch-rivals and formidable opponents Kunjo by a goal to nil at the Sabach Sukuta football ground. Tipped to retain their title Yallal never failed to impress using a flowing and a spicy football style that proved unrivalled and always guarantee a top finish for them in this Sabach Sanjal district tourney. Last year they left it late but used penalties to prevail over a stubborn Kani Kunda to lift the championship. Are they on similar crudade? The victory over Kunjo certainly suggest so.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sabach Sanjal tourney here again

Mod M Ceesay, area councillor of Sabach 
Sabackh Sanjal district football championship got underway last weekend. This is the third edition of this inter village football championship with a strong following.
Ten teams are in the fray this year namely Yallal Bah, Kani Kunda, Sara Kunda, Bambali, Ngayen Sanjal, Dibba kunda, Mbappa, Sabach, Sankalang and Kunjo.
Mod Ceesay, the area councillor of Sabach and a member of the organising committee said the tournament is progressing without any hitches and he was expecting another successful championship.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SJAG elects new leadership

Sainabou Kujabi- Njie
Sainabou Kujabi-Njie has returned to office as president of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia, SJAG at a congress held Saturday at Television House, MDI Road...
Her new team include new names like Musa Sise as first vice president and Alieu Ceesay assistant secretary general and Namory Trawalley as treasurer. Also returned is secretary general Aboulie Bah and Aboulie Nget who is now assistant treasurer while Uthman Jeng   is second veep. Ida Bah, Rohey Bittaye, Baboucarr Sey and Modou Jallow are co-pted members.

MoYs drops controversial anti–press clause

After strong objections by the Sports Journalist Association of the Gambia (SJAG) backed by the Gambia Press Union (GPU), the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYs) has revoked a clause in the National Sports Bill that requires sports journalists to obtain licences from the National Sports Council (NSC).

Monday, September 1, 2014

Swansea City confirm the signing of striker Modou Barrow for an undisclosed fee

The youngster will link up with the Swans Under-21's and will go straight into the team to face Birmingham City this evening

Swansea City have confirmed the signing of striker Modou Barrow from Ostersunds FK for an undisclosed fee.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gambia to compete in the 12th African Swimming Championship

The Gambia National Swimming Team will join other African countries to compete in the 12th African Swimming Championship to be staged in Dakar, Senegal next month.
The event will take place from September 22 to the 27 and it will mark only the second time that the Gambian team participated in a major international African championship after Zone 2 in Dakar in 2011.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Activist: 'Voluntary youth work can pioneer development'

Bakary Badjie, CPA
Bakary Badjie, programme officer, Child Protection Alliance, has said young people should do away with the idea that voluntary youth work is a waste of time, and rather see it as a societal activity that can pioneer development to individuals, nations as well as the world. Mr Badjie said this over the weekend while delivering a motivational statement during the Activista-Kanifing Municipality certificate presentation ceremony held at the Multipurpose Hall, KMC.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

AIPS Africa congress gets on track in Dakar

By Gustave Samnick, AIPS Africa Secretary General
DAKAR, March 19, 2014 - (Please scroll down for French) The AIPS Africa congress kicked off Tuesday with the Executive Committee meeting at the Hotel Savana in Dakar ahead of the official opening ceremony that will be officially opened by the Senegalese Minister of Sports Mbagnick Ndiaye.
The first day of the congress was dedicated to reviewing the activities of the Executive Board headed by Obi Mitchell since the election in April 2013 in Sochi in Russia.

Sports Minister Ndiaye and Lamine Diack open AIPS Africa Congress in Dakar

By Abdoulie Bah, AIPS Young Reporter - Gambia
DAKAR, March 19, 2014 - New strides in African Sports journalism received a fitting boost Wednesday in Dakar in a high-level opening ceremony from the host Sports Minister Mbagnick Ndiaye who highlighted AIPS Africa’s efforts to give the association fresh impetus.

Editors trained on environmental protection and mitigation

News editors from various media houses in the country on Saturday held a day-long training course on environmental protection and mitigation at Wellingara Model Horticultural Centre in Wellingara....

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gambian blogger, Mamadou Edrisa Njie, writes about social media ‘success story’

If someone had told me that a few years ago that using the social media will one day land me in a job, I would have totally disagreed with that person, be it an expert, a researcher or a fortuneteller. In fact, this wasn’t because I didn’t know what social media was all about but mainly because I was ONLY passionately on Facebook to chart with friends with some that I don’t know.
Here I am, [I] have signed a six month-contract with one of the best IT Service Providers in The Gambia to be its “Social Media Administrator”.