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Bonu Johnson back as Scorpions coach

With less than two months to go before The Gambia starts her campaign for qualification for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup, The Standard has reliably learnt that Peter Bonu Johnson has again been appointed coach of the national team.....

Japan injects over D4.8m into Gambian sports

The government of Japan yesterday formally signed a grant worth D4,800,000 with the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) for Gambian sports....

Saints surrender crown, Bottrop joins fray In ever groovy schools sports

Saint Augustine's lost their magic baton that made them the home of The Gambia's track kings and queens in the schools championship at the recent edition in NBR, passing it to Gambia Senior Secondary who now hold the unique record of being the champions of the first-ever regionally staged competition....

D50,000 for WRFA league champion As Jambangjelly leads after Week 2

The winner of the just started Western Regional Football League, will cash D50,000, officials from the organising body, the WRFA said yesterday. Bakary Bojang, an official of the association said apart from the cash prize the champions of the Western Region automatically qualifies for the second division play off against champions of the other regions....

Gambia Sen Sec Sch are schools champs

The Gambia Senior Secondary School are the new champions of the national schools athletics championship, preliminary results from Farafenni confirmed....

Real bounces back, whipped soldiers to take lead

Real de Banjul made an emphatic recovery from last week's slip at the hands of the least fancied Samger to unleash a 3-1 blow to clueless Armed Forces in week ten of the GFF league and moved to 19 points. That gives them the top spot in the GFF league, but only just, because Brikama United are only a whisker away with similar points, 16, but Real enjoys superior goal difference....

Saints, Gambia Senior and Bottrop in title fight at schools...

As we went press last night Gambia Senior Secondary School was leading in the national secondary schools championship which ended in Farefenni last night. Track judges and team officials who spoke to The Standard predicted a tight contest between arch rivals Saints and Gambia Senior, even though the later was slightly in the lead as the evening set in with few events to go....

Pros round-up: Savage returns, Zico lost season opener, more

London Savage returns after two match layoff The Gambia's finest export to Scandinavia and who played most time for the Scorpions in recent times goal-merchant Demba Savage of HJK Helsinki has returned to first team training following an ankle injury which sidelined him at least for two League-Cup games and preseason friendlies ahead of the new campaign which starts next month....

Brikama United vows to extend lead

As Biko takes tricky trip to Ports Brikama United leads the GFF league on goal difference from Real de Banjul going into week ten of the GFF league Saturday, when they will leave their comfort zone turf in their home, Box bar, to travel to Serekunda East to meet Samger, whose shocking victory .....

Saints set to defend tile in schools’ championship

Rival athletes and fans from secondary schools across the country have started arriving in Farafenni ahead of the national championships which start today and end Sunday...

New NSC chairman ‘King’ Kolley talks tough As he takes...

The newly appointed chairman of the National Sports Council, NSC, Lamin 'King' Kolley, has condemned the present infighting within the Gambian sports fraternity, blaming it for impeding the development of sports in the country.

Ad-hoc committee to organise URR regional league

As part of efforts aimed at sanitising the situation in the trouble stricken region of URR, where rival groups claiming to be the legitimate football association vowed to stage their own leagues, the Gambia Football Federation, GFF, has now decreed that both factions should desist from organising football in the region....

GFF explains ban on football in URR

Following a directive from the Gambia Football Federation GFF for the cancellation of plans to stage the regional football league in the Upper River Region until further notice, there have been calls for an imminent resolution of the impasse that has been raging on as two factions battle for legitimacy and control of the regional football association....

Gamtel exits Confederation Cup with worst aggregate score

Gamtel FC suffered their worst international outing going down 4-0 in Casablanca , in the return leg of their Confederation Cup....

Gambians excited by Wafu Banjul secretariat

As preparation get into full swing to get the newly acquired Banjul office of the West African Football Union Wafu, Zone A, working Gambians.....

Celebrating heroes of Gambian football

Sports is an exciting human endeavour which engages the purist moments of the heart. Love for it is born by passion driven by honest and sincere dedication in the quest for the joy it brings to the heart. Gambian football started from somewhere. It was baby sat and nursed on the laps of individuals who spent time, resources and energy to keep the game alive and passed it to the present generation of Gambians...

Development Communication

To the question, “What is development communication?” one cannot get a more definitive explication than this article. Without equivocation, the author sets forth the purpose and nature of development communication as a tool for social engineering, defines its methods and illustrates its practice at national, sectoral, and project levels.

The tale of a football legend Salifu Ndure as told by...

It is often said that the only thing that does not end with death is the history of the dead. Whether that history is anything to write home about is another thing altogether. But according to Sports veteran, George Gomez, the story of the late great Gambian player Salifu Ndure, a man anyone would love in a soccer pitch is a must told. He was just marvelous,'' George Gomez added.

Secondary schools athletics championship moved to Farafenni

For the first time in history, the annual ever groovy secondary schools athletics championship would be staged outside the Greater Banjul Area, the secondary school sports president Martin Gomez announced in a recent press conference.

New Sports Council board to be inaugurated today

Members of the newly constituted National Sports Council board would this morning be officially inaugurated at the Independence Stadium. The new batch of members include a notable new comer, Jarrai Jawneh, The Gambia's first ever regional sports chairwoman. She was elected as the Upper River Region's youth and sports chairwoman recently.
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