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U-20 leaves town tomorrow

The Gambia delegation of U-20 players and officials led by Ebou Secka, programme manager responsible for national associations at the National Sports Council, leaves town tomorrow for Monrovia ahead of the first leg of the preliminary qualifications for the 2015 championship to take place in Senegal, sources close the Gambia Football Federation told The Standard...

‘Our position has not changed’ (Gambia Cricket boss on recent GNOC affairs)

Following the recent annual general meeting of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) where some members of the faction opposed to the bureau turned up and preached peace, The Standard yesterday contacted another critic of the GNOC, the president of the Gambia Cricket Association and former Gambian international, Johnny Gomez, whose association did not attend the AGM, on why should he not follow suit and join the fold again in the interest of harmony for Gambian sports...

May Day Sports preparations in high gear

Preparations for this year's May Day sports gets into another gear last night with the announcement by the organising committee that they have already secured the July 22nd Square in Banjul as the venue for the event.

Gambia at 3rd African Cross Country championship

Two of the Gambia's best long distance runners, Samba Bah and Mariama T. Jallow were recently in Kampala, Uganda, running in the 3rd African Cross Country championship...

Gambia, others gather at Jo’burg Fifa confab

The Gambia is being represented at a Fifa meeting of presidents, secretary generals and technical directors of national football associations, which opens in Johannesburg, South Africa, from April 1-4, to discuss latest football issues around the global game...

No changes to Liberia Trip, (GFF assures, despite Ebola case in Monrovia)

With news of confirmed cases of the deadly disease Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia, where the Gambia Under-20 team is heading for a weekend qualifier, the GFF yesterday told The Standard they are aware of the latest development and are currently working on taking necessary steps...

No Ebola fears for U-20 in Liberia

In the wake of the outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola in Guinea, and reports of a suspected case in Liberia, there has been muted but genuine concern as to whether the GFF have included preventive health information in their pre-trip briefing of the team and officials or if there is any need for them to raise concern about it to Caf....

KM regional league starts

Kanifing municipality has become the second region to start the first national regional league football championship which will serve as the third division in Gambian football....

Kinteh, Samba off to Caf seminar

The two Gambian international match commissioners Seedy Kinteh and Adama Hala Samba are among 56 African match commissioners heading to Cairo, for a two day seminar, reports gleaned from Caf sources revealed. According to the report,...

U-20 stings Casa as Monrovia comes calling

The Gambia Under-20 youth team, the Young Scorpions on Saturday beat Casa Sports 1-0 to wrap up their preparations for the first leg of the preliminary round of the 2015 championship, which takes them to Monrovia this weekend. Again, it was talisman Madi Fatty who stole the show, slotting in the winner five minutes into the second half and it could have been more. Fatty had earlier in the week stunned the local Scorpions two goals to nil in the first warm up match.

GFF explains state of unpaid former staff’s social security

Laid-off former staff of the Gambia Football Association, GFF, would have their unpaid social security contributions paid, albeit gradually, said the first vice president of the now modeled Gambia Football federation, Buba 'Star' Janneh. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Standard, Mr Janneh said the arrears accumulated over the years under the defunct GFA, but since the GFF came to power last August, all the salaries paid were accompanied by social security contributions of the employees....

U20 takes on Casasports Saturday (In last warm up for Liberia)

After seeing off the home-based Scorpions in a friendly Wednesday, the national Under-20 continue their warm-up for Liberia with another tough clash planned for this weekend. ...

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