This is a departure from the initial position of the technical committee assigned to look out for competent Gambians for the jobs. That committee last week presented two names for the emergency committee to work on after thorough research. The committee also pin- pointed two names out of which one will be considered for possible appointment as coach for the Under- 23 who will also be in charge of the CHAN team.
But according to reliable sources, there will be no automatic jobs for any of the ones recommended or about to be, as the emergency committee chaired by the GFF top echelon is strongly inclined on having the jobs advertised. The Standard yesterday contacted GFF president Lamin Kaba Bajo who neither denied nor confirmed this new development. He said: ”I think the best thing is to allow us to go through the process and come out with a definite decision rather than giving information on a piecemeal. If the jobs are definitely going to be advertised we will let you know for sure. Nothing is finalised yet.”
The Gambian teams have been without coaches for nearly a year now mainly because of the Caf suspension. But months after the suspension was lifted, no national team programme has been put in place since there have been no coaches of any category. The absence of international programmes especially for the senior national team, has drastically impacted on the country’s Fifa ranking which continues to plummet. The Gambia is now 168 in the world.]]>