16 January 2013

Gambia: Lamin Sports Committee Targets 2014 to Grass Pitch

The secretary general of the Lamin Sports Committee has said that 2014 is the target dateline to grass the famous Sanna Jatta Memorial football pitch. The Committee a few months ago launched "Operation Grass Our Pitch", an initiative geared towards mobilising enough resources to achieve that goal.

Speaking to Observer Sports and West Coast Radio Sports at the weekend at the Sanna Jatta Memorial Park in Lamin Village shortly after the League final between Sanchaba United and Jatta's FC, Abdoulie N. Baacha said that work is in progress on the 'Operation Grass Our Pitch' and latest 2014, they want to see their boys showcase their talents on a grass (Bahamas or artificial pitch). "We had staged a talent show to raise funds, which was very successful and we are planning to organise another fundraising event very soon," he disclosed.

"The response is very positive and the people of Lamin really welcome the move. We feel ashamed to see our boys playing on sandy pitch because it is not something that we adore," he said, adding that they are targeting artificial pitch and if that fails then they will go in for natural grass.

Asked why the delay of the knock-out and league, he explained that the competition finished early but they could not play the finals, as they were preparing for the Super Nawettan. "I am really delighted that the competition has been played successfully under a peaceful atmosphere throughout, which is the desire of every sports Committee," he added.

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