Press Statement-The Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG), will today unveil nominees for the different categories ahead of the 22nd April National Sports Awards and Gala night. The different categories for this year’s award ceremony are: Sports Personality of The Year Award, Best Local Based Athlete 2016, Best Foreign Based Athlete 2016, Best Coach of the Year 2016, Best Team of the Year 2016, Best Referee of the Year 2016, Emerging Sport Team of the Year, Best Female Athlete 2016 and Emerging Athlete of the Year. Organizing committee of the 2017 Sports Awards and Gala Night in its 8th edition urges institutions to support the event slated for 22nd April at Djembeh Hotel.According to the organizing committee, letters have been sent out to different public and private institutions for partnership. “We are calling on all those institutions that have received our letters to timely come onboard and be part of this memorable event,” says Alieu Ceesay, Secretary General of SJAG. The annual Sports Awards night is meant to recognize past and present sports personalities. The fundamental mission of the SJAG is to enhance the development of sports journalism in The Gambia to the highest level possible. The association has been staging the event for the past seven years, and the organisers, this time, are looking forward to another successful event. Institutions and companies wishing to be part of this memorable night can call: 7493424, 7750073, 3813805, or 9618302.

By Sulayman Bah

Striker Pa Amat Dibba cannot assure scoring double figures but believes this season will be betterthan the previous one.

Dibba netted five times for Sundsvall before adding another two for new club Hammarby putting him on a total seven for the last term.

However he’s looking to surpass his goal tally now that he’d struck a partnership and fondness with rest of his teammates compared to the time he joined newly.

Grilled how many goals he intends to plunder, the Gambia international dodged, saying he can’t promise 20 to 30 goals but hopes for a‘good’ season.

‘Yes, it feels good actually since in the pre-season matches. I think it can be a really good year (for me),’ he says, adding ‘I feel that I will be delivering more than I did before. I’m not saying that I will do 20 or 30 goals, but I hope it will be really good this year.’

The 29-year-old has been featured twice already starting both games.