A UK-based Gambian, Yaya Jobarteh has opened a new sports shop in Brusubi (opposite the Catholic Church) that sells original men’s, women's and children's trainers and sportswear from Adidas, Fila, Nike, Puma and Yeezy. In this interview, he tells us more about his shop.
What's On-Gambia: Tell us about your shop, the Original Sports Shop?
Yaya:It’s a family-owned business in Brusubi offering you a fantastic choice of original sports shoes and clothing
Why have Original Sports in The Gambia?
We think Gambians deserve to be able to wear the latest styles and the original brands.
What’s the big deal about Originals?
The Gambia has enough shops selling great fakes but that isn’t what we do - Original Sports brings you quality original products and guaranteed no fakes
Where do Original Sports get their shoes and clothes?
We buy everything in the UK and ship it to The Gambia directly from the high street. We buy from many stores, including JD Sports; Footlocker; Nike; Adidas and Sports Direct
How do you keep the prices low if they are Original?
We buy when the price is right and we pass those savings on to Gambians - they get the Original brands at below the recommended UK retail prices.
Do you have all sizes and colours?
We try!! But as we said, we buy when the price is right so that we can guarantee the best price to our customers.
Can someone reserve shoes or clothes?
Yes! We ask for a small deposit and then we can save your favourites!
How can one pay?
You can pay in cash in The Gambia or by bank transfer in the UK at no extra charge
Do you do special orders?
Yes - tell us what you want and we will tell you the price. If you decide to order we will need a non-returnable deposit of 50%.
Do you only sell sports shoes and clothes?
No - we have a small selection of women’s clothes; shoes; jewellery and cosmetics (including Mac products). We also have some men’s office and casual wear and shoes.
The Original Sports Shop - We’re a small shop with a lot of style!
For more info call +2207770750 or 2455400