Africa Cup 2021: Gambian journalist Momodou Bah has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to serve as a Media Editor for the body during the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals underway in Cameroon.
Momodou Bah’s appointment to cover Africa’s biggest soccer showpiece event brings The Gambia’s officials who are covering the 33rd edition of the tournament in Cameroon to three.
Bah is the Assistant Secretary-General of The Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG) and Real De Banjul FC Secretary General.
Bah, born in Churchill’s Town has been contributing for the CAF website since 2015 and has covered a host of tournaments including Women’s Football as well as U-17 & U-20 continental tournaments.
The budding football writer also reports for BBC Sport Africa and has covered the Scorpions historic AFCON qualification from close quarters.
Mr. Bah has since arrived in Cameroon this afternoon and together with GFF Executive member Lt. Col. Musa Jammeh and referee Bakary Papa Gassama, the trio are amongst the non-playing staff flying the Gambian flag in a tournament that The Gambia is participating in for the very first time.
“I’m really excited to be covering the AFCON for the first time. I’ve always wanted to be at this tournament and the last two editions I came so close, but I couldn’t travel,” Mr. Bah said. He added that covering the tournament for CAF makes it extra special since he is doing so from the front the seat.
Together with the CAF Media, Mr. Bah also reports for BBC Africa Sports and is the Secretary General of Real de Banjul Football Club as well as the assistant Secretary General of the Sports Journalist Association of The Gambia.
By Bakary Ceesay
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