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Top Gambian Sports Executive Officer Dies

Max(JollofNews) – The sports fraternity in the Gambia is mourning the death of Mamudou Max Jallow, executive secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC).

He died this morning at the Francis Small Hospital (formerly Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital) in Banjul after a short illness.

Mr Jallow, joined the NSC in 2001 as a development officer before being appointed executive secretary in February 2011.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Max Jallow worked as a cadet planner at the Ministry of Agriculture before proceeding to the University Extension Programme (UEP) where he got a bachelors degree in Development Studies.
MaxMamudou Max Jallow
In 2004, he was offered a sponsorship package by the International Olympic Committee through the Gambia National Olympic to do a masters programme in Sports Science at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Meanwhile, many Gambians have taken to the social networking site, Facebook, to pay tribute to him.

One AL Bojang wrote: "A great lost to the nation. RIP Max Jallow." Another Gambian Babs Sengz wrote: "This is some tragic news. I am lost for words to describe what a big lost it is to Gambian sports. He is hardworking and willing. I did keep loads of memories of the Brufut Run, the nawettan and the endless press conferences and will be missing you for good.

Thanks for the memories and May Allah grant you eternal peace in Jannah."

May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Written by PK Jarju


+11 #2 2013-05-20 05:52
Incredible! Incredible! Max is gone..
Its always a norm to say nice things about people who passed away, but with Max, alive or dead, we would always owe him nice compliments. He is just a very nice man..

I first met him in the 80s when he was goal-keeping for his high school team. Then it would be a decade later when we would see again. By this time, he was an extra-ordinarily busy man. He had founded the annual Brufut Marathon Run n a host of other projects. If my memory serve me well, i think he was running projects in the north Bank.
He was also a dedicated member of the student union. He is one person i don't see resting, always on the move, to better the well being of others..
Max, U will be greatly missed
+11 #1 2013-05-19 18:16
As someone who worked closely with The National Sports Council between 2004 and 2006...I am only too aware of members of staff who worked digently and selflessly for the promotion of Gambian sports and those aspiring sportsmen and women...of all different sporting disciplines and at every level and need.

May I therefore most respectfully offer my deepest and sincere all of Mr Jallows family, friends and collegues in there untimely and sorrowful loss.

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