Team Gambia announced for 2019 African Games
By Bakary Ceesay
A squad of 21 athletes and officials has fly Gambia’s flag high at this year’s 12th edition of the African Games to be held in Morocco from August 16-31.
The team will have representation in 5 out of 26 sporting disciplines being contested at the games.
As per the norm at the African Games, Team Gambia’s biggest contingent will come from athletics with a total of 9 athletes. Other disciplines that will form part of the team are: beach volleyball, swimming, judo and basketball 3×3.
Formerly known as All Africa games, the African Games is an important multi-sport event and the premier pinnacle of continental games held every four years – one year before the Olympic Games.
Team Gambia comprises of Olympians Adama Jammeh and Gina Bass on the tracks, beach volleyball continental cup finalist Abie Kujabie/Fatoumatta Ceesay and Qatar prince cup winners Sainey Jawo/Mbye Babou Jarra, World Championship contestant Abdourahman Ceesay and his partner for Judo and experienced swimmers and basketball 3×3 superstars.