By Sulayman Bah
The combat, to be staged at the 30,000 capacity Bakau Independence Stadium, is being staged by TV presenter and prominent Disc Jokey Lamin Champions Sound.
Baye Mandiaye, a popular up-and-coming wrestler in neighbouring Senegal, will be making his season debut in Gambian soil with Gambia’s Boy Balla being his arena opponent.
Boy Balla is also a rising starlet in the Gambia arena boasting of four victories one defeat in five matches. He’s considered one of the finest in the lightweight category in the county with a huge following.
On paper, Baye Mandiaye carries the favourite tagging but in Boy Balla –whom he knows little about – he could be in for delirious surprise, according to pundits.
The event is scheduled for October 26th to be witnessed by deposed Senegalese King of Arena dubbed the Lion of Guediwaye Balla Gaye and Ama Balde with singer Assan Ndiaye to make a live band performance.
The last time a Senegalese wrestler contested against a Gambian counterpart was in 2012 when Karrtus of Dakar sent Africain Nouha packing on medical decision on an adrenaline-packed night.