Saturday's wrestling bout between Tass-sa-Yaram from club Serrekunda Mbollo and Ernest Jarju from club Ampai is soundly gathering intensity and stride.
In a pre-combat a face-to-face (widely referred to as fassa-fass) meeting held at the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), the much experienced Ernest said he doesn't talk much, adding that he will do the talking when they face each other on Saturday. He also maintained that Gambian wrestlers are not good, as they are below par.
"I have not wrestled a Gambian wrestler that is good. Gambian wrestlers do not scare me and they are not good," he boasted, while adding that the wrestlers he has competed with cannot be compared with his competitor. He also described Tass as a 'little kid'.
For his part, Tass-sa-Yaram said that he will easily defeat the man he recently branded as an old foe come Saturday. He further stated that he has come a long way to reach the level he is today. "Where I came from is far. He [Ernest] may have all the experience and he may be wrestling when I was not yet born but I will easily beat him. I have every hope in victory over him," he added.
The bout between the two won't be the traditional wrestling but rather the more popular version which is known as the 'Boreh Door'. The other bouts on the day will be done in the traditional format known as "Mbapat". This will involve fights between 50 and Guigi; Jobes vs Necosale; Youssou Ndure vs Baby Zoss and The Gambian Modou Lowe vs Baby Ama.