Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Sise revealed that the annual event  which is now six years old, is aimed at honouring individuals, athletes, sports personalities as well as living legends for their achievements and contribution towards Gambian sports. 

According to Sise, the presence of high profile international icons at the event is meant to raise the profile of Gambian sports as well as provide an excellent opportunity to market the country’s culture and promote products and services of business partners to the visitors and the general public. 

“Thus we are providing a great platform for businesses like Approve Services Ltd to advertise and promote their products and services. SJAG is equally pleased to announce that it will this year recognise and celebrate the first Gambian referee to officiate at a Fifa World Cup , Bakary Papa Gassama, who is also the  best referee in Africa among others awards,” Sise said. 


The CEO of Approve Services said his company is a financial institution that serves the money transfer needs of Africans living in Europe, USA and Africa. 

“The company focuses on the needs of small businesses and private individuals to safely and securely send money to their clients, families and friends worldwide, at reasonable and affordable exchange rates and we have a global presence with offices in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, USA, The Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Ghana.

This year’s event which takes place on March 27, will host and celebrate The Gambia national team of 1985/86 which featured the likes of Modou Musa, Aziz Corr, Baboucarr Sowe (Laos) Lamin Owens, Baboucarr Saho, Sang Ndong, Alhagie Sarr , in front of their Senegalese counterparts ,Sheikh Seck, Joseph Koto, Roger Mendy and others who will be in Banjul to attend the ceremony.