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Gambian beach ball African champions to attend World Tour

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Press release

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, commonly call Aspire beach volleyball cup,starts off from November 12, through November 15th in Doha, Qatar. The duo are the African champions which they won in Morocco at the African Games some months ago.

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With a whopping $5,000 in prize money, the Gambians will face stiff competition, from 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 this Aspire Beach Volleyball Cup and the pair is currently ranked 13th on the FIVB World Tour and ninth on the provisional Olympic ranking lists.

However, this big names do not trouble the Gambian captain Sainey Jawo who believe they can shock the world as they did in Rabat. ”We have trained so hard for this and we want to make another history,,”Jawo said.

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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