By Cherno Omar Bobb
Nyakoi and Tahir senior secondary schools from Upper and Lower River Regions emerged winners of the 2021 United Purpose/ Tekki-fii inter schools football competition finals held at the Soma mini stadium.
After winning their respective qualifiers at regional level, 10 out of the 25 participating schools met at the national finals.
Nyakoi emerged as 1-0 winners against favorites Kiang Karantaba whiles Tahir beat Bakalarr 3-0 to lift the trophy on home soil.
Lamin Manjang, Project Officer of UP said: “We will continue to support the development and empowerment of the youth through sport and we will also reaffirm that we are here to develop sport through community initiatives and at schools.
“School sport is integral in the work we do and through our partners (Tekki-fii) we will continue to support the Sport for Development Agenda in The Gambia,” Manjang stated.
Muhammed Saidykhan, who is one of the Coordinators of the activities thanked United Purpose and IMVF (Tekki-fii) for supporting the development of sport in The Gambia and implored on them to continue enhancing sports development through provision of materials, capacity building, infrastructure, among others.
“We are hopeful we will come bigger and better in 2022 and we hope that we will be able to do activities in other areas like volleyball, basketball, trainings and youth engagements,” Saidykhan said.
Trophies and medals were presented to the winners and runners up whiles T-shirts and certificates were given to all schools that participated.