5 Gambian athletes scoop scholarships

By Sulayman Bah

Five Gambian athletes have been offered scholarships worth over three Adama Jammehmillion dalasis, Foroyaa Sport can report.

The quintet are rising starlet Adama Jammeh from prison service , Tina Bass, Alieu Joof, Assan Ceesay who are to attend IAAF High Performance Centre in Senegal with distance runner Omar Jammeh off to Kenya.

The $80,000 scholarships are granted by the Olympic Solidarity via the Gambia Olympic Bureau. The move is taken to aid athletes’ push to secure a ticket to the Olympic Games in Rio Janerio.

The selected athletes are expected to leave town as soon as all paper work are finalized.