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MOYS Through NSC To Spend D7.5m On The Commonwealth And Islamic Games

Hon. Bakary Y. Badjie
Minister of Youths and Sports

By Buba Gagigo

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) announced they will foot 75% of the bills (D7.5m) for Gambia’s participation in the upcoming Commonwealth and Islamic Games.

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports, through the National Sports Council, is set to foot 75% of the total bill for Gambia’s participation in the upcoming Commonwealth and Islamic Games, equivalent to an amount of seven million, five hundred thousand Dalasi (D7, 500,000.00),” MOYS said in a statement on Facebook earlier today.

The Commonwealth Games would take place from 28th July to 8th August in Birmingham in the United Kingdom; while the Islamic Games would run from 9th to 18th August 2022 in Konya in Turkey under the tutelage of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation

Twenty-one athletes will represent the nation in the Birmingham events in various categories including athletics, swimming, judo, boxing, beach volleyball, para-power lifting and wheelchair basketball 3×3.

The twenty-nine athletes will raise the Gambian flag at the Islamic Games in athletics, swimming, taekwondo, judo, basketball 3×3, para-athletics, and para-table tennis, according to the MOYS statement.

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