The Chairman of Dubai Sports Council and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination, his Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has offered a top-of-the-line specialized wheelchair to Gambian Para-athlete Malang Tamba to help him fulfill his dreams of competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed directed Dubai Club for People of Determination and concerned authorities to offer every possible support to Malang as he sought qualification for the Tokyo Paralympic.
In offering his support to Malang Tamba, HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed’s communications team says he asserts Dubai’s growing stature as a key host and supporter of the Paralympic movement.
The Emirate hosts several international sports competitions for People of Determination throughout the year at Dubai Club for People of Determination, including the Fazza Championship in different sports.
The Club is currently hosting more than 300 athletes from 62 different countries for the 11th edition of the Fazza International Powerlifting Championship – Dubai World Cup 2021, which started on June 19 and will continue until June 24.
Sulayman Colley, President of The Gambia National Paralympic Committee, currently in Dubai for the 11th Fazza International Powerlifting Championship, paid tributes to HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed and thanked him on behalf of Tamba.
“We are really grateful to His Highness for his generous support,” said Colley. “It came at a really crucial time for Tamba as he was preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, and it has certainly helped him. Now, as Tamba goes to Tokyo, it will serve as an incentive for him to do his best and try and make the Gambia and His Highness proud.”
Colley also praised the role of the Dubai Club for People of Determination in promoting and developing Para athletes and encouraging them to aim higher.