By Mamour M Mbenga
Former Gambian International Footballer, Tijan Jaiteh donates football materials worth one hundred thousand Dalasi to the Jarra Jenoi community football team and the LRR regional football team.
Tijan Jaiteh the former Gambian International player and now serving as the Youth Ambassador of the Gambia donates original football kits to the community of Jarra Jenoi and the Lower River Region football team on the 31st July 2021 in Jarra Jenoi.
The ceremony started with a football match between Jenoi’s Junior and senior football teams. The junior team won by one goal to nil.
After the game, Mr Tijan Jaiteh handed two pairs of football jerseys, balls to the Jenoi football team captain and the Youth Committee who received the materials on behalf of the Regional Football team. The handing over was witnessed by the Deputy Governor of LRR Mr Kebba Darboe.
“I want to see players in the rural Gambia reach their full potential in football like any other player in the world,” said Tijan Jaiteh
“I can see the determination and commitment in these young people who only need a little help to prove their ability. I am happy to share the little I can” he added.
Mr Edrissa Drammeh a member of the Jenoi Youth Development Association said, this is a great gift because the community find it difficult to participate in the District competition because of football kits. The intervention of Tijan will also motivate more young people in their community to play football.
No one can underestimate the love of football among young Gambians’ but football is also very expensive for many who couldn’t afford football shoes and jerseys.