By Tida Jaiteh
Twenty football teams will take part in Municipal football tournament Sunday April 14th. 2019. The teams will be competing the Mayor’s trophy in the tournament. First price for the winner will attract a colossal amount of D150,000, then D100,000 for the second winner and D30,000 for the third winners, an extra D5,000 will be given to the most discipline team.
Talib Ahmed Bensuda Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council in a brief statement said with the power of sports, he is trying in bringing people together. “We are all from different places, political parties, tribes, gender and ages but most importantly our main aim is developing the municipality”. He further stated that sports can bring happiness thereby leading to positive changes.
Baadi Jaiteh Vice Chairman of the Kanifing Municipal sport committee in his speech at the program said the main reason for organising the tournament is to maintain peace and unity. ” we have the youngest Mayor in the Gambia who is very dedicated to his work”. Having 30% of the Gambian population residing in the Kanifing Municipality, and out of that said percentage 60_ 65% are youths , he cannot provide jobs to all the youths residing in his municipality but he believes by organising sport activities he can engage many youths.
The Mayor wants to see all youths coming together to make this activity a success he added.
Momodou Lamin Darboe chairman of KM sport committee said in consultation with the standing sport committee for KMC, we are collaborating to organise the Mayors trophy. It is our mandate to organise sports so we decided to start with football not forgetting other sports.
We are making it clear to the general public that we are not here only to organise football but here for all sporting activities that is right on the way he promise.
KM is a leading sports based on facilities, based on number of players, and based on number of football clubs so we should observe and respect that leadership he added.