By Lamin FATTY
Gambinos Football Academy, at Lamin Mandinaring village in the Kombo North District of West Coast Region, on Saturday donates sixteen (16) 25kg bags of rice to its Academy children.
The distribution of these bags of rice according to Musa Bojang, the Public Relations Officer of the Academy, is to help the less privileged children in the academy.
Bojang said this is the second time the Gambinos Football Academy is distributing foodstuff among its members.
“This distribution is to help the less privileged children in the academy. The first distribution, we selected sixteen children and each child was given a 50kg bag of rice,” PRO Bojang said.
On his part, Kebba Ansu Sawaneh the President of the Academy said as the country is facing a lot of challenges due to coronavirus pandemic, they deem it necessary to come up with this initiative in order to help the vulnerable ones in the academy.
He said since there is no Nawetan playing this year due to Covid – 19, they have decided to contribute the little money they have to help their players. Sawaneh said there is someone contributing to the academy who resides in England called Mr. Bill.
“Through our first distribution, Mr. Bill saw the photos, videos and he promised to help us more, which he eventually did,” said Mr Sawnaeh.
Mr Sawaneh said even though the academy have sponsor outside of the country, they are still pleading for more fund from stakeholders and government institutions.
Kebba Ansu Sawaneh said they also offer support to village development matters suh as sports and the likes.
Fatou Sidibeh, a mother to one of the beneficiaries said she is much delighted about the humanitarian aids that the Gambinos Football Academy has done for her child . She said that this donation came at a time of need. Sidibeh calls on the mothers to encourage their children to venture in to sports more especially in football.
Fatou said she experiences a lot of changes in her child, one of those is the discipline he aquire from the training field.
“My son has become more discipline and devoted since he started this academy,” Madam Sidibeh said.