Amadou Jallow, Alkalo (head) of the asylum seekers in Donaueschingen City, Germany has appealed to the German government to give more protection to migrants coming into the country especially Gambians.
Jallow made this appeal on Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 while delivering his closing remarks at a football tournament final organised among Gambian asylum seekers in Donaueschingen.
According to him, migrants are faced with challenges of settling in Europe and that Germany should therefore do more for migrants as it is the power-house of Europe.
He said: “We need protection as asylum seekers and are appealing to the government to continue to support us by all means necessary. I also want to use this opportunity to remind you of our desire to continue to go to school in Germany and get easy integration into the society. We hope that upon completion of our German lessons it will be easier to search for jobs and work to earn a better living.”
Jallow reaffirmed their readiness to continue to promote peace and unity and as well adhere to the laws of the country at all times. He further appealed for more support to all the migrants so that they can easily settle and contribute meaningfully towards the advancement of the society.
Reacting to the outcome of the football tournament, especially the final which was played by Kunta Kinteh FC against Wassu Stone Circles FC, both in Donaueschingen, Jallow said it is indeed a successful tournament. He described the tourney as the first of its kind in the history of asylum seekers in Donaueschingen city, Germany.
“It was indeed an interesting game and both teams have demonstrated their best skills and experience to make this day a colourful and memorable one. Congratulations to the winners and encourage the losers. Both teams have done very well and you all deserve commendation,” he remarked.
Jallow finally thanked all the government authorities, office staff, social workers and the security who supported them to ensure that the tourney is successful.
The game ended goalless but Kunta Kinteh FC won by 1-0 in a penalty shoot-out.
In their reaction to the final, Coach Alassana Krubally of Kunta Kinteh FC and Coach Yaya Dampha of Wassu Stone Circle FC both expressed delight at the tourney. They praised the players for their efforts throughout the tournament.
On his part, Ousman Ndure, spokesperson of the Committee, hailed the players for their professionalism throughout the tournament period. He advised them to maintain discipline and work hard wherever they go to. He also thanked all those who supported them in this tourney.
Referee Ebrima Drammeh officiated the match and various other games played throughout the tournament period.
The final was graced by some government authorities, office staff of Donaueschingen and the social workers.