The Gambia Football Federation has learnt with deep shock and sorrow the passing away of one of Gambia’s finest national teams supporters Solo Touray.
The sad news happened on Monday September 25th and immediately spread across all spheres of people’s lives from the main referral hospital in Banjul where his untimely death has been announced.
Solo Touray affectionately named as the whistle blower as his tool to drum up support for all National teams had a protracted and long time sickness and thus ended his youthful life.
Swiftly reacting to the sad news, GFF President Mr Bajo said “Solo will be missed by the football family, especially the Scorpions. He has always been a source of motivation and encouragement to the players, fans and indeed the entire nation during matches”. Mr Bajo added that he is very sad about the development and prays that the Young man’s soul rest in peace.
Solo’s ardent support to Gambia’s National teams stemmed way back from the hey days of Jatto Ceesay, Ebou Sillah, Edirissa Sonko in the 1990s and until the famous OUSMAN Jallow,, Zico and their ebullient generation of Junior World Cup squad and of course the Gambia’s recent generation of players.
He has also been a founding member of the National Scorpions fan club as one of it’s strong pillars. His punctuality at meetings according to the National Scorpions fan club cannot be questioned and has a regular signature of attending to all Football functions. Solo will be missed not only by Football stakeholders but at community level where he is said to have a pivotal voice in community work.
May his gentle soul rest in peace