Hundreds of football stakeholders and a large presence of past and present Gambian referees graced the occasion.
Sports Minister Alieu Jammeh who gave the keynote speech, extended President Jammeh’s happiness to the GFF and the football fraternity for Papa’s achievement. ”The President is a keen follower of sports, particularly football development in The Gambia and is aware of the level Papa has taken the country to,” the Minister said.
According to Minister Jammeh, the president had said that The Gambia would be present at the World Cup and the African Nations Cup and though our teams are yet to reach there, Papa has fulfilled that prophesy by going this far in both competitions.
Other speakers included GFF president Lamin Kaba Bajo. Mr Gassama himself returned gratitude to Gambian people for their support and wished many other Gambian referees better success.]]>