The African Sports Management Association (ASMA) delegation on Friday paid a courtesy to the Vice President of Republic of the Gambia Her Excellency Dr Isatou Touray in her office in Banjul.
The aim of the visit was meant to award the Gambian leader H.E Adama Barrow for his recognition of grassroots sports and investment in the sector.
Receiving the award certificate on behalf of the president, Dr Touray, thanked the ASMA delegation for recognizing the efforts of the Gambian leader in grassroots sports and the sector.
She adduced that ASMA has awarded the right person who deserves to be awarded because of his determination and commitment to the sports sector.
Lamin S. Jawara chaired of the National Sports Council commend the government of the Gambia through its ministry of youth and sports for allowing such conferences to be hosted in the country.
He said the avenue has created the opportunity to bring key Association and federations to discuss challenges and achievements find a way forward to tackle it.
He inform the delegates that the government is committed to supporting the sector in promoting sports and sporting activities.
Professor Oluwaseun Omotayo first vice president of ASMA gave a background history of the Asma and how it emerged in the continental.
He briefs the VP on the deliberation of the ASMA conference and things that are of achievement.
The professor who is head of the ASMA delegation thanks the National Sports Council for agreeing to host the event. He said the theme for the event "investing in grassroots sport, the surest way of achieving excellence in sport" came at the right time when Gambia is being recognised in the just concluded African tournament dubbed AFCON 2021.
Mr Marchel Mendy, Executive Director of the Gambia National Sports Council
It could be recalled that ASMA was established in 2010 in 56675, Kenya and inaugurated in Kampala, Uganda and since its inception, it has been held in Tanzania, Nigeria and Kenya. “The objective of the conference is to avail participants the chance to better understand African sport, through academic activities, research, publications, conference, exhibitions, and many other viable means.