Speaking at a press conference yesterday evening, the vice captain of Brikama United FCSainey Sambou said the news of the suspension of BYSA came to them as a shock and has even started affecting the performance of the team which currently is among the top three in the GFF league.
“We have now started to have problems of logistics during our camping as not one of the supposed interim body was around to look after the responsibilities BYSA was doing,” he said.
Another speaker, Pa Boy Jatta of the Brikama United Basketball team, which started the current season with a victory over defending champions YMCA,said the decision to suspend BYSA is discouraging morale and not helping concentration at all.
“We are deeply concernedwith what is happening because even though we don’t want to support this side or the other in this crisis we believe that the best time for anyone to ask for changes is at due congress,” he said.
Headded that BYSA had been very supportive of the team in its league campaign which started very well even with an away match.
Lamin Fatty of the Brikama United’s Volleyball team expressed similar sentiments.
Responding to questions, all speakers said they have taken the unanimous decision to call for the lifting of the BYSA suspension or they will pull out ofall leagues.
This development came after the West Coast Regional Sports Committee announced it had suspended BYSA and replaced it with a Normalisation Committee, pending investigations ofa row between the BYSA executive and some of its members over whether an early congress should be held before the August mandatory elective congress.
The BYSA executive has dismissed the move as a hasty decision that is serving the agenda of hidden hands bent on destabilising the zone.]]>