Saidy was born in Bakau, Western Gambia, and raised by his mother. His first experience in the sprint events came in high school in his hometown. In June 2001 Saidy entered the West African Championships in Lagos, and won the 200 metres in 21.27. However, setting a national record did not inspire him to commence serious training, as he still preferred to play basketball and volleyball for fun with his schoolmates.
In 2002, Saidy moved to Oslo, Norway. A number of relatives already... Read More