20 November 2012

West Africa: Five Gambian Wrestlers Enter Ecowas Four-Super-Nations

Five wrestlers have booked a place to represent Gambia in the ECOWAS Super Four Nations Wrestling Competition.

The quintet topped their respective weight categories in a group of five to secure a place during a rigorous contest at the Serrekunda West mini stadium last Saturday evening.

The four-nation championship is to be hosted in the Gambia but a date for the cracker tournament is yet to be disclosed.

Staged by the Gambia Wrestling Federation, Famara Jarju came up top in the minimum weight category of 66 kg after brushing off finalist Lamin Jeng in the finals.

Ablie Njie breezed for a slot in the ECOWAS tourney having put Modou Ndong flat on his back in the 76kg, amid cheering from the unimpressive spectator turnout.

Bakary Njie was the third to also seal a passage to wade off competition from a towering Henry Senghore under 86kg. Ousman Bahoum got the better of Habib Joof in the finals of the 100kg duel.

Seedy Ceesay had Edrissa Manga trounced in the biggest category of 120kg. Losers in he finals pocketed a consolation prize of D1000 while winners in each category clutched a hopping D2000.

Host Gambia face stiff competition with Niger, Nigeria and Senegal in the Ecowas super four nations competition.

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