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kobo



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Posted - 15 May 2013 :  16:35:26  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
The Point News: Published Friday, May 10, 2013

The 1983 Gambia national team, thirty years on


"May 1983 was indeed a landmark in Gambian football. There has been no history kept but I am positive, the Gambian “Walking” Sports Encyclopedia himself, Pap Saine, will lean back and read this piece with nostalgia and a lot of emotion; not only because he was at the center of the action but also for the fact that 1983 saw dramatic changes in Gambian football and thanks to some that are still alive well and kicking and were key to this decision, most prominently among them, Alhagie Omar Sey who is by far Gambia’s most known sports personality around the world, Alhagie OB Conateh the perennial football fan and WAFU”s Vice President, Saihou Sarr who took over as Coach, Alhagie Babou Cisse a great Patron of the game at that time, Alhagie Mustapha MM Ngum, GFA Vice President at the time, Edmonson Shonobi, Assistant Secretary of the FA at the time, my brother Kebba Masanneh Ceesay who served in the technical committee alongside Cherno Barra Touray and Fr Joe Gough at the time, Mayor James Furmose Gomez, a football philanthropist extraordinaire, MI Kabba Jallow and Mass Axi Gai who were the Coaches and Momodou MM Dibba now Gambia’s Olympic Committee Supremo, but by far the greatest Secretary General in Gambian football; what he did to develop the administration of football can never be written, it was hands down brilliance and great leadership.

Of course it was the will of God Almighty that the greatest promoter of Gambian football and Sports in general, Alhagie Housainou MM Njai is not around to celebrate the three decades of that great team and the renaissance of Gambian football so to speak.….."

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Author: Tijan Tijan Masanneh Ceesay, An Insider’s Review of Gambian Football, Veteran Journalist

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Edited by - kobo on 15 May 2013 16:46:52

kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2013 :  21:11:29  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
Tijan captures great moments of Gambian sport again

"Following the very impressive article that Gambian Sports Icon Tijan Masanneh Ceesay shared with our leaders on the 1983 Gambia national football team, Lamin Cham of PointSport reached out to Tijan yet again to clarify some of the claims in that article. As humble as ever, he agreed to answer the questions Lamin Cham posed in no time and below we now publish the exchange between Lamin Cham and Tijan Masanneh Ceesay, the author of An Insiders Review of Gambian Football....."

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kobo



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Posted - 05 Jun 2013 :  23:10:55  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
DAILY OBSERVER NEWS;

THE POINT NEWS;

Edited by - kobo on 05 Jun 2013 23:12:04
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