The Sports Journalists Association SJAG will mark ten years of orgainzing an annual award night on Saturday. About ten awards are up for grabs ranging from teams to individuals who will be named and glorified at the gala at Cocoa Ocean Hotel in Bijilo.
The event is easily the biggest sports award in recent times and growing ever since the maiden edition ten years ago.
Over the last ten years the event has attracted several sport heroes and stars and guests as well as celebrated Gambia’s stars.
The award has also help keep sports journalism in public glare and inspired sports men and women to pull their weights. It has also become attractive to businesses wanting to access top publicity and promotion.
Category of award and nominees.
1. Best Female Team of the Year
Red Scorpions Football Team
Armed Forces Volleyball Team
GAF Beach Volleyball Team
2. Best Female Coach
Chorro Mbenga- Red Scorpions Female Football Team
Mariama Bom Sowe- National Female Team
Mariama Sallah- National Athletics Team
3. Outstanding Senior School in Sports
Bottrop Senior School
The Gambia Senior School
Essau Senior School
4. Male Coach of The Year
Saul Kuyateh- Gamtel/Gamcel
Matarr Mboge- National U-20 Coach
Pa Barrow- Coach, National Beach Volleyball Team
5. Best Referee of the Year
To be identified by the GFF’s Referees’ Committee, for consideration by the association.
6. Best Female Athlete
Adama Tamba- Red Scorpions
Abie Kujabi- GAF Volleyball Team
Ola Buwaro – Athlete
7. Best Male Team of the Year
SK East Male Volleyball Team
2018 U-20 WAFU Team
8. Best Local-based Athlete
Adama Tamba (Red Scorpions)
Bubacarr Jallow (Gamtel)
Wrestler Hoyantan (Club Ndongo Ceesay)
9. Best Foreign-Based Athlete
Faye Njie- Judoka (Finland)
Musa Barrow- Atlanta (Italy)
Omar Colley- Sampdoria