Serekunda East celebrates Award Night 2.0

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The Serekunda East Sports Development Organisation (SESDO) celebrated its award night 2.0 at its ground on Saturday, May 4.

Members of the organisation, partners, and sporting dignitaries grace the occasion in grand style. The all-affair east side gathered musicians around the vicinity to entertain the public.

After the awards night, Modou Cham, the current president of SESDO, accessed the elegant night and drew on the positive sides in an exclusive interview with the Alkamba Times.

“It was excellent, well organised, and people came to answer our call. I think we could not even sustain it. People appreciated it. We couldn’t meet all our teams; I had to apologize to other teams. Serekunda East has almost 40 teams; our target was 350 people, and we extended it to 500, but still, we couldn’t control it. This is Serekunda East for you; everyone wants to come on board.” Cham stressed

“The activity is sustainable; you will get whatever you invest in it, or even more than that. I think it’s good to award the children and tell them they had a good nawettan because, at the end, the competitiveness and disciplinary factors will come. If you look at us, we didn’t limit ourselves to only football; without it, we included basketball and volleyball, and next year we want to include handball and marital arts. The President, Modou Yusupha Cham, calls for other zones to emulate Serekunda East.”

The president continued to say that the teams have really held on to the executives and the programme. He mentioned that the  awards night had opened doors and gates for the business fraternity to partner with the Serekunda East Sports Organisation.

“There is hope and confidence; even businessmen now want to come on board and partner with lots of activities, one of which is to play nawettan at night.”

Cham, who has one year left, said time wouldn’t allow him to deliver his dream for the Serekunda East mini stadium.

“Hadn’t we started the activity in our first year, we would have changed Serekunda East. I want to leave a pavilion and start another one, but time will not allow me. However, I will leave with a very good pitch; my wish was artificial turf with more improved structures. We will leave behind good competitions and activities like the U10, U13, and U15 tournaments, the women’s nawettan, and the awards night. Football is back in Serekunda East. I think that’s the biggest thing.”

Alagie Kujabi, alias “Andy P”, one of the founding fathers of Macasa FC, was honored and recognized for his efforts in the organisation. Andy P. currently serves as a technical adviser.

“It was amazing. It’s the first of its kind since the inception of the Serekunda East Sports Committee. The committee is really working, and it should be a yardstick for other administrations to learn from them. They are young and hungry for success. They know the modus operandi of football. They took us the extra mile. They are just dynamic. They are the best committee that we have ever had. I am grateful for the recognition, ” he noted.

Winners’ category

FOOTBALL

BEST FANS CLUB – MEDINA FANS CLUB

THE MOST DISCIPLINE TEAM

WAHSA HALAT FOOTBALL CLUB

BASKETBALL

BEST MALE BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE SEASON

WINNER: GORGI SOWE

FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE SEASON

WINNER: JABOU TUNKARA

YOUNG BEST MALE BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE SEASON

WINNER: SULAYMAN JAWARA

YOUNG BEST FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE SEASON

WINNER: ISATOU JOBARTEH

VOLLEYBALL

BEST MALE PLAYER

THE WINNER – MODOU LAMIN JARJU

BEST FEMALE PLAYER

THE WINNER – HADDY NJIE

YOUNG BEST MALE PLAYER

THE WINNER – OUSMAN KUJABI

YOUNG BEST FEMALE PLAYER

THE WINNER – FATOU BUSSO

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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