Category: Personal Profile

Mariama T Jallow

Born in Essau and a product of Gambia Senior Secondary School, Mariama T Jallow is working for the Gambian police department and is raising Gambia's profile in international marathons, including a major one last September.The marathon (42,2 km) in Kassel Germany. She broke many national records. She broke the national record of Gambia on the marathon with 13 minutes and she also broke the record on the 10 km and the half marathon.

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Beatrice Allen

Forget about Kabba Bajo, Sports Council boss George Gomez or even Minister Henry Gomez. When it comes to sports administration in The Gambia, none can compare with Beatrice Allen.The iron lady with a patient but straight face demeanor commands respect in the olympic movement. In fact the GNOC family dread her. All it takes is her offices’ recommendation on an individual membership to be sidelined or expelled from her coveted “terri kafoo” club at the Olympic house.
Ask the latest victim Harouna Cham of Handball.

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Fakebba Drammeh

Fekebba Drammeh is simply the greatest golfer in the history of The Gambia. Introduced to the game by Alhagie Drammeh, Fakebba grew from a novice, carrying golf kits in the shrubs of the Fajara club to become champion of the course, standing tall above members from home and abroad. By the time he turned professional, Fakebba’s captivating skills have won him not only a collection of trophies but also, the admiration of not just his compatriots but the entire expatriate community members of the club, who fittingly compared him only to the world best player, hence the name Tiger Woods. And like his name shake, Fakebba did not disappoint fans and club members, by winning almost everything that was ever staged as a professional prize at home in addition to reputable outings on international courses.

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Bakary Papa Gassama

Bakary Papa Gassama (born 10 February 1979) is a Gambian football referee. Gassama became a FIFA referee in 2007. He officiated at the 2012 Olympic tournament, in which he was the fourth official for the gold medal match between Mexico and Brazil. He also served as a referee at the 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations  tournaments, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.