By Modou Lamin Jammeh just from Dakar, Senegal
The veteran Senegalese Wrestler, Mor Fadam, who is best remembered for wrestling down Tyson in the peak of his career, has said Sene-gambia youths can make lot of money from wrestling if they focus on it.
Fadam made these remarks over the weekend in Dakar, Senegal in an exclusive interview with ObserverLight. Expressing optimism that wrestling can be a sporting activity that could be used as a tool to engage and develop young people in various ways; the aging but physically fit former wrestler said: “I must commend the tremendous efforts of the Senegalese wrestling promoters for availing young people the opportunity to showcase their talents in wrestling, while making money out of it.”
Commenting on The Gambia, which is building up its wrestling industry, he stressed that the country is peaceful, with lot of ambitious youths that can develop the sporting industry. This, he said, is a big strength if they can be given the opportunities to excel.
His optimism, he noted, is born out of the belief that so many rich people are interested to invest in wrestling, as they have a vision and optimism that wrestling has the potential to dominate leading globalsporting activities.
“Wrestling is rapidly contributing to the socio-economic development of Senegal, as the likes of Muhammed Ndow Tyson have invested a lot in it”, he explained.
Mor thanked all the people who have, and are participating in the development of Senegalese wrestling, and encouraged all the wrestlers, most especially the young ones, to continue taking the game seriously, as hard work pays off.