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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Abdul Salaam Jammeh is GFF deputy SG

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According to our sources, Mr Jammeh’s new role also includes being head of competition, administration and procurement.

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Salaam, as he is widely called, first worked in football as administrative assistant back in 1994 while working as a freelance journalist. He rose to become assistant secretary general and Caf education officer before being sent on leave alongside other senior management officers in 2012 in the wake of the dissolution of the former GFA.  

Alasan Gitteh, a former colleague of Salaam on hearing the news sent the following reference about him: “Salaam is a resourceful leader and team player who has studied at home and abroad and worked overseas and gained a wealth of work experiences, transferable skills and excellent work ethics.

“He is a former journalist with impeccable verbal and written communication skills that provides the ability to operate effectively at all levels and across several disciplines. As a former chairman of National Youth Council, Jammeh is a strong, patriotic and well-meaning person. I must admit that he is a very honest and straightforward man who will serve the common good or the long term interest of football.

“Persuasive yet resilient, he multitasks efficiently and effectively. He is mature, highly motivated, flexible, dedicated, a people-person with a ‘can-do’ attitude, proactive and enthusiastic with an easy-going personality. 

“He is a talented and creative individual who is adaptable and firm, works well as part of a structured team or alone, unsupervised and takes own initiative with kindness, grace and compassion and goes beyond objectives.  Mr Jammeh will bring to the job total commitment, enthusiasm for ideas and unflagging optimism for hard work and general service delivery whose central purpose is to advance football in The Gambia,” he said.

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