The Independent (Banjul)

22 November 2004

Gambia: More Prizes for Late Garba Jahumpa Tourney

Banjul — To heighten the competition to the ongoing Late Alhagie I.M. Garba Jahumpa Memorial Football Tournament, the main sponsor Honourable Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay has put more prizes on stake to be won by participating teams.

In a recent encounter with Independent Sports, Mr. Alieu Jeng, coordinator of the tournament revealed that a trophy named after First Lady Zainab Yahya Jammeh will be given to the most disciplined school of the tournament and three Grade 12 students in that school will have their examination fees of the West African Examination Certificate (WASSE) paid for by the organisers of the tournament.

Mr. Jeng continued that for the final match on November 28th, gate fees will be asked. Adults will pay D5 (Five Dalasi) while children will pay D3 (Three Dalasi).

He indicated that the money collected from that match will be paid to the SOS Children Village for the upkeep of the recently dumped seven (7) babies.

On awards for winners, Mr. Jeng said that the champions of the tournament will be awarded a trophy, twenty gold medals and D 3000, the 1st runner-up will go back with twenty silver medals and D2000 while the third in position would be awarded twenty 20 bronze medals and D 1000 cash. The leading goal scorer will also receive D 500 and all participants will be given certificates.

Meanwhile, the quarterfinals of the tournament were played last week. In the quarterfinals, Mingdaw of Farato defeated Gambia High School 2-0 on penalty kicks. In the second quarterfinal, ICE High School humiliated Pipeline 4-0. The semifinals are scheduled to take place on the 25th and the final on the 28th of this month.

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