Beach volleyball team starts camping

Gambia U-18 beach volleyball team on Saturday opened their preparations for this month African Youth Games to be held in Algiers from July 17 to 28 2018.

Mariama Ginadou and Fatoumatta Sillah – two members of the Gambian national team who made a great transition from the African dream project centers – headline the team selection that also includes two male players under coach Pa Barrow.

According to the Gambia Volleyball Federation (GVBF), the eight-day training camp will run until Sunday, July 15 before departing for Algiers on July 16th.

The team is camp at the GFF house in Yundum and is fully funded by Gambia National Olympic Committee.

Gambia rank among favourites to secure the sole ticket on offer for Youth Summer Games in Argentina this year.

The Gambia indoor youth team also booked qualifications to the games but the ministry of youth and sports is yet to commit their support to fund the team.