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Gambia Ready to Shine at World Volleyball Competition

November 7, 2019

By Bakary Ceesay

Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra are preparing to represent Gambia in their first ever world beach volleyball appearance when the FIVB (Federation of International Volleyball) World Tour one star commonly call Aspire beach volleyball cup competition serve off from November 12, through November 15th in Doha, Qatar.

With $5,000 in prize money, the Gambians will be facing one of the top class beach volleyball kings around the world, Qatar’s Cherif Younousse Samba and Ahmed Tijan will be the top-seeded team in November’s Aspire Beach Volleyball Cup as the host country pair is currently ranked 13th on the FIVB World Tour and ninth on the provisional Olympic ranking lists.

However these big names do not trouble the Gambian captain Sainey Jawo who believe they can shock the world as they did in Rabat.

“We have train so hard for this and we can make another history because we are hungry for more victories”  Jawo said.

“We are young and energetic, so we have all the opportunity to excel and become giant killers, so watch the space the tall lanky African Games gold winner,” he stated.

After the World Tour, the pair will also represent Gambia in the 2020 Olympics beach volleyball qualifiers when Banjul host the Pool B of Zone II qualifications later this month.

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