A 30 -man delegation from the Senegalese sports journalists association is due here tomorrow. They are guests of their Gambian counterparts, the Sports Journalist Association of The Gambia SJAG who are organising their 11th awards night Saturday at the Sir Dawda conference center.

The two associations have formed and maintained a close working and social relations marked by exchange of visits on each other’s award ceremonies. They also organised joint working sessions during international sports events involving Gambia and Senegal. Led by President Aboulaye Thiame the Senegalese delegation will among other things hold bilateral talks with the SJAG to explore possibilities of collaboration in the travel and other logistical arrangements for the coverage of the Afcon finals where both countries are participating in January. Musa Sise president of the SJAG said this year’s award is important in many ways. “For the first time The Gambia is looking forward to a major international football event- the Afcon. We also have significant team and individual progress and achievements in volleyball and athletics,” he said.

 Mr Sise said he is very proud of the sporting relations between The Gambia and Senegal initiated by the two-sister sports press organisations which is now recognizes by the two governments.   The award on Saturday night is expected to be attended by the Senegalese sports minister and striker Sadio Mane among others.