FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambian Wrestling Promoter Suspended

Kabir Mboob of Kapsin Promotions has been slapped with a one month suspension by the Gambia Wrestling Federation, Foroyaa Sports can reveal.

Mr. Mboob was being investigated over allegations of poor organisation in a bout between two heavyweights Tas-saYaram and Ernes Jarju.

Supported by Awa Cham and Bayba Financial Services,

Kabir of Kapsin took the onus of staging the combat but unreliable NAWEC is said to have sabotaged the enormous event as electricity went off just in time for the two wrestlers to faceoff at the Wrestling makeshift arena, Bundung Lower Basic School.

An impressive turnout of supporters were left hanging as a result but the situation had the Wrestling Federation red-faced after it emerged there was no alternative power supplying standby generator.

The two wrestlers marched out with supporters in protest. The organizing team headed by Kabir were blamed for the unpleasant occurrence and the Wrestling entity disciplinary committee slammed Mboob with a one-month ban and a whopping fine of D5,000 jointly.

"He has been fined D5,000 and one month ban" Abdou Shyllon, Vice President of the Wrestling body divulged to Foroyaa Sports yesterday.

However, it has been revealed that Mboob has appealed the sanctions meted out on him in a bid to have the sentence sliced.

Ahead of the federation verdict which was initially planned last Friday, wrestlers threw their weight behind the fired promoter and also pleading for any notion to suspend the aforementioned promotion to be ditched.

"I am appealing to the public for the incident. The suspension I agreed with them on one thing which is the fact that the public paid their money and could not watch the grand combat. But I will also appeal to the federation as I have sent in an appeal letter for the suspension to be reconsidered. I also want them to realize that I am the youngest promoter in the country and I have helped a lot in the development of wrestling in this country so that will not help in any way with the suspension especially to the development of the sport" Mboob told this news outlet on his reaction to the suspension and expressed gratitude to his sponsors.

The federation is set to sit over to rule on the promoter's appeal.

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