13 June 2012

Gambia/Senegal: NISA Visits Senegal Ahead of July 22nd Championship

A five-man delegation from the National inter-Departmental Sports Association (NISA) comprising its secretary Saikou Jarjue, 2nd vice-president Kalilou Bajo, assistant secretary general Bai Bittaye, PRO Pa Momodou ,and Lt Col Babucarr Sanyang of the Gambia Armed Forcesover the weekend visited their Senegalese Counterparts Federation Senegalaisedes SportsTravaillistes in Dakar.

The aim of the visit was to brief the Senegalese on the level of preparations for the forthcoming July 22nd Sporting Championship which the Gambia will host.

Speaking at the meeting at Stade Demba Diop last Saturday, Saihou Jarjue informed the Senegalese that the NISA organising Committee in Banjul is making all the necessary arrangements to ensure a successful event in The Gambia. He also informed them that NISA would like all the 14 regions in Senegal to participate in the event. He revealed that 10 sporting events will be competed for at the championship. He added that they would like all the 14 regions from Senegal to take part in the July 22nd march past.

For his part, the president of Federation Senegalaise des Sports Travaillistes Tony Ndoye thanked the Gambia delegation for the visit and assured them that all the regions in Senegal will come to Banjul for the Sporting Championship and will also participate in the march past.

He further assured that his federation will invite all the media houses in Senegal to cover the Sports Championship.

It would be recalled that when Senegal hosted the Football Championship in Thies in 2010 the Gambia Immigration Department won the Championship whilethe Gambia Armed Forces team also Won the Championship in Jurbel in 2011. Four Gambian teams will represent the country in this year's championship namely Gambia Armed Forces, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority ( GCAA) Gam-Petroleumand The Gambia Immigration Department.

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