FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: Wrestling - 50 Sends Gui Gi Packing

During intriguing wrestling fixtures last weekend, surprise descended as emerging wrestlers sent shockwaves before a packed Bundung school makeshift wrestling arena.

As the night breezed in adding to the hurtful cold evening, Gui gi was in for a shock against a rather confident 50.

Both wrestlers began hand-swing from the whistle of the umpire as typical of traditional combat called 'mbapat' -non-blow fight.

Gui gi surged to grip on 50 who read him well. 50 -odd as his name might be, at a blink had Gui gi thrown and his face buried in the sands to send supporters to raptures.

A delighted 50 was full of praises extolling his backing.

" I am delighted at having him thrown on the ground. I'm thrilled at beating my age-mates in the arena. I hail my fan base for their unwavering backing and all those helped in this bout." A delighted 50 said during post match comments.

In other bouts, Frederic Endesen, a white wrestler trounced Barrow and Jobis also wowed 'Neko rel'. Bebe Ama had head hung in shame after losing Modou Lo. Yossou Ndour got the better of Bebe Zoss in an afternoon scheduled fight.

But Kapsin Promotion -promoters of the bouts - Bayba Financial Services and Awa Cham were left dismayed when the inconsistent electricity sabotaged grand bout between Tas-sa Yaram and Ernes as the lights went off.

D7,000 was on the stakes but none of the two wrestlers pocketed the prize as fans marched bolted out of the arena.

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