By Sulayman Bah
The combat, to be staged at the 30,000 capacity Bakau Independence Stadium, is being organized by TV presenter and prominent Disc Jokey Lamin Champions Sound.
The verbal-face-off, a platform for wrestlers to throw bluffs and brag ahead of their combat, is scheduled to be held at the Jokor Westfield beginning 5pm this Thursday.
Baye Mandiaye, a popular upcoming 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 country with a huge following.
On paper, Baye Mandiaye is the favourite tagging but in Boy Ball –whom he knows little about – he could be in for delirious surprise, according to pundits.
The event is scheduled for October 26th and is to be witnessed by deposed Senegalese King of the arena, dubbed the Lion of Guediwaye Balla Gaye, and Ama Balde, with singer Assan Ndiaye to perform with a live band.
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.