By Saikou Suwareh Jabai
The Gambia Sport Foundation (GSF) a Gambian-Netherlands Charitable Trust, as part of their mandate in promoting grassroots Gambian football, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 presented sporting gears to the PSV Gambia Junior and Senior Team worth over D150, 000.00. The donated items include, set of jerseys, six footballs, fifty six shocks, four Referee shirts, twenty shirts for the team officials and other gears.
Presenting the items to the two recipient clubs, Yankuba Vermeulen, Manager GSF, said it is part of their collective cooperate responsibility as an aid organization to support the grassroot Gambian young talents in the area of sports.
‘’GSF is committed in the promotion of the welfare of the Gambian grassroot football talents,’’ he said.
According to him, donating to the two teams is paramount as they are named after the Dutch Champions, PSV under the operation of Gambia Sport Foundation. He noted that his charity is delighted with the way the two PSV Teams are being managed under the supervision of their administrator, Alieu Darboe.
Alieu Darboe, the administrator PSV Gambia Chapter, receiving the items hailed GSF through administrator Yankuba Vermeulen for their humanitarian gesture. ‘’ We are indeed grateful to the GAF because this is the second time in the span of a year, they are donating to the two teams with high quality materials,’’ he noted. The GSF administrator appeals to the beneficiaries to properly and wisely utilize the donated items saying, they are of high quality and costly.
Darboe further tasked the beneficiaries to redouble their efforts in winning more competitions emphasizing that all what a team requires has been given to them by their donor. He assured them that more of such support would be provided to the teams since they are committed, dedicated, devoted and focused.
Lamin Fatty, head coach of the Senior Team noted that the items presented to the two are a clear indication that GSF is a genuine and reliable partner who are ready to promote the young Gambian talents. He therefore called on the players to play their quota towards the advancement of the teams, saying the Gambian administrator has been doing a lot for the two clubs.
Abubacarr Yafai Badjie, Senior Officer and the kits manager described the donation as timely and historic saying just by looking at the sets of jerseys and other gears presented to the teams is creditable.
Dembo Jarra and Ebrima Drammeh, skippers of the two teams delivering the vote of thanks, thanked the GAF for their foresight and support to the teams and promised to put the items into good use.
The presentation ceremony was held at the Canaan Multipurpose Football Field in Brikama.