Speaking at the meeting, Gambia National Olympic Committee Information Assistant Namory Trawally commended the support the Gambian representative rendered to the Gambian delegations following their arrival in Abidjan. He extended prayers to the Sibi family and called on Gambians to emulate his magnanimity.
“We are very much happy to learn the good relationship among Gambians in Abidjan and this message will be relayed to Gambians at home,” Barry said. He concluded by thanking the President of The Republic of the Gambia, Yaya AJJ Jammeh, for the welcoming environment he created.
The Gambian Consular General congratulated the Gambian team for their triumph at the Continental Cup: "Gambians are lucky because we have a very dynamic leader in President Jammeh and despite being one of the smallest nations in Africa we can make big things and that is what the volleyball team demonstrated here in Abidjan.”
The Gambia beach volleyball team was fully funded by the Gambia National Olympic Committee.
Gambia took gold in the women’s event and silver in men’s and both teams qualified for the semifinals of the Continental Cup in early 2016.