An Overview of the Weekend Sports


By Sulayman Bah Senegalese wrestling star Ama Balde Saturday stormed the SerrekundaAma Balde 3 West mini-stadium twenty-four hours after arriving in the country. In an action-packed night of feisty wrestling never lacking gingering effect, despite the controversy that would later beset the occasion, it was the visiting Ama Balde who stole the headlines with his enticing ‘touss’ (new dance). The Pikine-born apparently without a bout after his recent triumph over a much heralded Malick Niang is on a deserved sabbatical making much of the moment with a visit to his Gambia-based fans. On the invitation of Nazir Promotion – the country’s newest wrestling promoting brand – Ama didn’t hold back and the blizzard of spectator who turned out would have been forgiven to think he was to fight on the night. Donning a black sweater with a tiger crest to the chest teamed with a round LA cap, Ama waded his way past a mass of followers. Pulling off his sweater to show underwear top as the second picture shows, he danced feverishly to send fans berserk. Elsewhere in Bakau, Luniburg rode past Seaview/Saudi on 7-6 penalties in the Bakau finals. In the GFF second tier, Steve Biko pushed further to realising their promotion aspirations going joint-top of the standings on nine points with Samger. Seaview on the brink of being renamed Marimoo, moved second in the league on the back of a 2-1 win over Young Africans. Lamin United got the better of Tallinding United whom they walloped 4-2. Meanwhile, top flight side Wallidan is mourning the demise of the club’s founding father Uncle Alhagie Babou Sowe. And finally, Gambia international Sulayman Marreh has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after tearing a tendon in his right foot. The 19-year-old is due to undergo an operation to correct the tear. Follow detail of this story in our next edition. ]]>