In their quest to further promote and decentralise the game of handball across the length and breadth of the country, The Gambia Handball Association, through the Upper River Region Sports Committee, recently launched the game in the provincial town of Basse.
during the launching ceremony, the Handball Association donated handball equipment to the Regional Sports Comittee in Basse.
Handball is a sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.
Haruna Cham is the Secretary General of The Gambia Handball Association. He told Observer Sports that the Association’s next target is Farafenni and other provincial towns.
This move to decentralise the game is part of the set requirements that all sports associations must meet in order to be recognised by the National Sports Council.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing league, GAF female side on Saturday thrashed Nema Kunku 27-4, while Konge Bi male side won GAF male side 10-7. Both games were played at the French School in Kanifing.
On Tuesday, Saamasang will face the Police in both the male and female categories in Brikama.
by Alieu Ceesay