By AlieuCeesay The 6th annual Awards organized by the Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG) initially scheduled for 27th March has now been moved to 10th April at the Ocean Bay Hotel by the event’s organizing body.The event is meant among other things to award present and past sports personalities in recognition of their enormous contribution to sports in the country for the past year. The fundamental mission of the association is to enhance the development of sports journalism in The Gambia to the highest level possible. This decision was taken by the awards committee to better prepare and make the final touches for a glamorous event with a difference. “The award committee comprised representatives from all media houses because the executive wants to make sure that all media houses are equally represented in whatever the association is doing.” Musa Sise added that the committee has already met and continue to meet potential institutions and individuals for them to join the sports journalists to celebrate and recognise The Gambia’s sports personalities. Renowned guests from within and outside the country are expected to grace this year’s award. Already, a good number of potential institutions and companies have assured their partnership in staging a successful award. “Those institutions and companies that have received letters from the association have until 27th March as the dateline to come on board and celebrate with the association the country’s present and past sports personalities, particularly the likes of The Gambia’s finest and Africa’s best referee Bakary Papa Gassama, 1985 Zone II squad, and other renowned sports individuals.” This year’s award will attract prominent dignitaries from in and outside the country of whom many have already confirmed that they will grace the event.    ]]>

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