Former Wrestling executive yet to hand over

After seven months since the election of the current Gambia Wrestling Executive, the former Matarr Jarju-led executive is yet to do any official handing over, Gambia Sports can confirm.

The Matarr Jarju-led executive was dissolved by the National Sports Council before a new executive was elected in February to steer the affairs of the traditional sport.

The former executive was supposed to handover to the new executive led by Serign Modou Faye alias Cham on September 9 but is yet to do so.

According to the current secretary general of GWA, Kawsu Jammeh, the former Secretary General Habibou Nyassi has asked to be excused until September 16 for a handing over to be done.

This, he said, is because the former president, Matarr Jarju, and former PRO, Matarr Saine, were out of town. Jarju used to be a close buddy to former head of state Jammeh.

SG Kawsu Jammeh said they would honour the request but warned that action would be taken against them if they fail to handover next Saturday.

When contacted by Gambia Sports, Habibou Nyassi said: “Any inconvenience caused to any wrestling stakeholder is regrettable. But God willing, we will hand over next Saturday. I can’t tell where Matarr Jarju is because he only told me he is out of town.”