By Sulayman Bah Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) has labelled a wrestler’s appealMboran against a four-year ban, ‘an apology letter’ instead. Mboran, a wrestler banned for indiscipline, letter for the GWA to consider revoking his suspension has been described one of apology not an appeal.Babacarr Sey manager of the beleaguered wrestler Tuesday revealed to Foroyaa Sport of his camp’s written piece to the sport governing institution seeking an overturn of the four-year suspension from all wrestling activities imposed on Mboran. But GWA Secretary General Habib Nyassi rebuts Sey’s comment. ‘He wrote an apology letter. He calls it an appeal but the content of the letter makes it an apology letter. He accepted his wrong doing and wants to be forgiven by the wrestling association. We were about to consider it but he committed another offence. In our letter of suspension, he was told not to get any closer to wrestling activities. But he was seen in the last combat (between Gambien and Hoyuntan)’HabibNyassi told Foroyaa Sport yesterday. The furore ,  it could be recalled, began after the arbiter halted Leket Bu Barra and Mborantwo minutes into allocated time after he found out the carpet on which the fight was been staged wasn’t properly covered with sand. At that moment, the two wrestlers had grappled but furious at the impromptu break by the referee, Mboran disapprovingly gesticulated before marching out refusing to continue the fight. Leket was later declared winner on the spot on verdict of the referee on account his adversary failed to return to the arena. The Gambia Wrestling Association after wrapping up its investigating heaped a four-year ban on Mboran, reportedly the lengthiest ban since resurrection of the traditional sport. The judgment though copied to arena stakeholders has been described in some quarters as grossly harsh.]]>

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