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City of Banjul
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Police beat young journalists

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Three goals from an overwhelmingly stronger police team were more than enough to humble a noisy but less organised young journalists’ side at the Serekunda East park Saturday.  The pen-pushers pulled back one though to make it 3-1.

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World Press Freedom Day is marked globally at the beginning of May to celebrate gains made in press freedom. The match was played under the theme: ‘Promoting cordial media-government relations for national development’.

Speaking at the occasion, Nfamara Jawaneh, a journalist said: ”The idea to mark this day in this fashion and style was conceived by  the executive of YJAG to among other things strengthen relationship between the authorities and the police in particular. It would also enable us make fun and build our health as some of us hardly have this kind of opportunity.”

Mamadi Touray of the Gambia Police Force said: “This game today is of great importance in a sense that the media and the police and other security forces show something of a good nature. We want to encourage everyone to keep it up; we look forward to working hand-in-glove with the journalists for the development of the country”. 

Njundu Drammeh, chairman, board of directors of YJAG said:  ”A healthy mind is to be found in a healthy body. This match between the police and YJAG showed that some of us really need to exercise more to be able to maintain a very healthy body.”

 

By Saikou Marena 

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