He went on to justify this claim by saying that most of The Gambia’s best known and iconic players and administrators are from the zone, from where they graduated to the national and international stages.
“These include Jatto Ceesay, Sefo Soley , Cho Jallow, referee Papa Gassama, NSC boss Marcel Mendy and Alagie Nyassi of the GFF, among others,” Manneh said.
He was speaking on Friday while presiding over the decoration of the Serekunda East zonal team which won the 2014 Super Nawettan. The zone won that trophy more than half a dozen times, a record still unrivalled.
According to Manneh, these achievements could not have been possible if the players and administrators had not demonstrated discipline and diligence which he said are prerequisites in the development of any career in sports.
He also warned against division and disunity saying that only cohesion and unity helped Serekunda East to excel in football this far over the years.
The President of the zone, Saikou Bah thanked his players for bringing the trophy to the zone and urged them to keep the momentum.
“We are here today to recognise your laudable efforts through this decoration which will inspire you for long in your careers,” he told the players.
Marcel Mendy, the Executive Director of National Sports Council, commended the players for a good job.
He said: “It is always easy to climb the ladder but difficult to stay there and I urge you to count yourselves lucky for being decorated because lots of players have passed through the zone without such a great moment in their lives,” he said.
The honorary life president of the zone Mustapha Kebbeh and the Mayor of KMC Yankuba Colley, both thanked and advised the players to exercise discipline. The event was graced by football fans, administrators and ordinary people who shared food and drinks with the players.
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