The Janjangbureh Development Association is staging a football tournament in the memory of the late Jay Saidy.
The tournament, which started on Monday, August 27, brought together six teams from Janjangbureh and the surrounding villages.
In the grand opening match, Bird Safari United settled for a 2-2 draw against Berlin Boys, while Young Stars eased past Old Hands with an 11-0 rugby score line.
Addressing the participating teams, Foday Jibani Manka, National Assembly Member for Janjangbureh said the late Jay Saidy will always be remembered by the people of Janjangbureh-thanks to his unwavering hard work and total dedication to the people of Janjangbureh.
He told the youths to use the football tournament to broker peace and unity among the people of the area, noting that football is a popular sport which can unite youths irrespective of political, religious and tribal differences.
“Without unity, there will be no development. So, it is important that the youths of the area come under one umbrella for the betterment of not only Janjangbureh, but also Central River Region and The Gambia as a whole,” he said.
Honourable Manka advised the participating teams to nurture the culture of discipline and use fair play as the order of the day during the course of the competition.
Seyfo Bakary Jam Jawo, who took the kick-off, expressed similar sentiments
A giant trophy and substantive cash prize of D5,000 (five thousand dalasis) await the winners, while the runners-up will also get an undisclosed consolation prize.