By Omar Bah
A sixteen-team football tournament organised to foster unity between villages in Upper and Lower Niumi has kicked off in Fass Omar Chaho Village last Saturday.
The tournament is designed to remove political differences between the participating villages and people from in other parts the North Bank Region settlements.
Speaking at the opening the organiser and sponsor of the tournament, Baboucarr Njie said he is confident that football can be a useful tool to foster peace.
He also said that the tournament will bring back the peaceful coexistence that used to prevail between villagers which was affected by political differences over the years.
Mr Njie also reaffirmed his commitment towards supporting football in the region, and urged all to to support his initiative.
The Ward Councilor, Alagie K Saho expressed his gratitude to the initiative, adding that such initiatives will contribute significantly in uniting the people of the area and as well as develop football in the area.
The Upper Niumi sport committee chairman, Modou Lamin Sarr said this is the first time a tournament of such magnitude is been organised in the area since the change of government.
He called on the participating teams to maintain discipline throughout as the tournament is aimed at promoting unity.