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


Other reports also revealed a strong showing by some of the urban based schools such as Bottrop and SOS.

Speaking from the games over the weekend, the chairman of the Secondary Schools Sports, Alieu Cham, said the event had proved to be most orderly with all angles properly taken care of. “The entire officials on duty, be they police and other officials have done a great job in ensuring that everyone is protected and rival fans behaved well,” he said,

Gambia Athletics Association boss, Dodou Joof, told The Standard that the event has shown great skills and made a good case for future decentralisation of the event. ”There is no better way of promoting and developing sports than in the schools system,” he said.


The Secondary Schools Sports Association decided to shift the national championship to the regions for the first time while the stadium undergoes repairs. Observers expressed the belief the move, though adventurous, could provide a solid case for greater attention to sports infrastructural development in the regions. Read the full results in our next issue.


Author: Lamin Cham