GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND PETER BONU JOHNSON
- Tuesday, 28 February 2012
- Written by Tijan Masanneh Ceesay
On Wednesday February 29th, an extraordinary day given its a leap year, you will be carrying that very beautiful flag that Pa Louis Thomasi designed to the front lines.
Maybe not to the frontlines of Darfur, or Peace keeping in Kosovo, but right there in our own backyard where the sacred ponds of Katchikally will be looking on in quite a protective manner when the Algerian tourists come to town. From the beautiful waterfronts of Palmaren to the shanty towns of of Joal, all prayers.
From the beautiful waterfronts of Palmaren to the shanty towns of of Joal, all prayers
are afoot for their favorite Son, Bonu Johnson, to come out with a much needed victory. While the game is one of equals and may go any direction any day, I can borrow a Latin phrase to speak of my friend at this most defining time in your very promising career, “Candor dat viribus alas,” which translate to, “Sincerity gives wings to strength,” that’s the Man I grew up with and the Man I know and without one iota of doubt, I will say unequivocally without any reservation that The Scorpions under your watch will be ready, full of energy and patriotism and represent The Gambia with class, integrity and dignity, familiar traits of yours.
You are very deserving of this “General” role and make no mistake, the footballing fraternity is behind you and the “troops”, and we know that you will triumph in this role.
My friend, Peter Bonu Johnson, you inherited a job that was half done and in sum, a not too good deal, but your love for Motherland Dearest and Patriotism prevailed and you stayed the course.
You have lived every word of our National Pledge and all fans wherever they maybe wish you the very best in this endeavor. Even if the Dessert Foxes prevail which I hope they don’t, they will all agree, on their way out of Banjul International Airport, that they met a far more motivated and determined Gambian team with a renewed promise and will, to defend a proud people “Dimidium facti qui coepit habet,” “He who has begun the work half done,” it’s you my friend Peter Bonu Johnson and Good Luck and remember RECTA SAPERE your eternal guiding light!!