by Alieu Ceesay,
SJAG Assistant Secretary General
The Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia, SJAG will be in the Senegalese Capital of Dakar this weekend courtesy of The Gambia’s biggest GSM service provider, Africell, to provide a befitting coverage and reporting on the Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship or CHAN first round qualifier campaign between the local based scorpion of The Gambia and Senegal in Dakar.
In her drive and pursuant of excellence in sports, Africell is backing the Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia, SJAG in their quest to promote and properly represent Gambian sports with their coverage of the CHAN qualifiers in Dakar.
Africell who had and continues to be a close partner of SJAG is ferrying 20 members of SJAG, both print and electronic media journalists to cover and report as the Scorpions (Local Based) tackles their Senegalese opponents on Saturday in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2016 African Nations Championship or better known as CHAN to be held from 16th January to 7th February 2016 in Rwanda.
This is the first time that the association is sending its members beyond the country to cover and report on international matches involving The Gambia, something SJAG members have highly welcome and appreciative of.
Musa Sise, the acting president of SJAG said the trip will also help in exposing members of the association to international assignments, while thanking Africell for the partnership with SJAG over the years. According to him, the association under the current executive will work hard and shall continue to engage institutions like Africell to have its members travel to cover and report on future international games for the benefit of the sports-loving Gambians.
Sise who has been active in moving the association forward thanked the media chiefs for their collaboration with SJAG, while looking forward to further strengthening those ties.