The 6th annual Awards organized by the Sports Journalists’ Association
of The Gambia (SJAG) initially scheduled for 27th March has now
been moved to 10th April at the Ocean Bay Hotel by the event’s
organizing body.The event is meant among other things to award present and past
sports personalities in recognition of their enormous contribution to
sports in the country for the past year.
The fundamental mission of the association is to enhance the
development of sports journalism in The Gambia to the highest level
This decision was taken by the awards committee to better prepare and
make the final touches for a glamorous event with a difference.
“The award committee comprised representatives from all media houses
because the executive wants to make sure that all media houses are
equally represented in whatever the association is doing.”
Musa Sise added that the committee has already met and continue to
meet potential institutions and individuals for them to join the
sports journalists to celebrate and recognise The Gambia’s sports
personalities. Renowned guests from within and outside the country are
expected to grace this year’s award.
Already, a good number of potential institutions and companies have
assured their partnership in staging a successful award. “Those
institutions and companies that have received letters from the
association have until 27th March as the dateline to come on board and
celebrate with the association the country’s present and past sports
personalities, particularly the likes of The Gambia’s finest and
Africa’s best referee Bakary Papa Gassama, 1985 Zone II squad, and
other renowned sports individuals.”
This year’s award will attract prominent dignitaries from in and
outside the country of whom many have already confirmed that they will
grace the event.