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Coach Saintfiet’s Contract Talks Still Ongoing

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Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet whose contract with Gambia expired recently at the end of the country’s unsuccessful bid to qualify for the CAN2019, is still not officially given the job back.

According to officials close to on going talks about his contract, nothing is finalised yet as to whether his contract will be extended. The coach who is reported by the GFF to be rallying players for possible friendly matches in Morocco has the full backing of Football House who came out with huge praises for his record as Gambia coach. Critics however said he was opened to manipulation and unjustifiably overlooked players in peak form during the ill-fated CAN qualifiers.

Upon learning that he is rallying players for possible friendlies in Morocco The Standard reached out to an official involved in the talks about his contract who said they have not yet got any confirmation from the government. “All what I can say for sure is that no final decision has been made on his fate “, he said.
Asked if the coach then must be volunteering with this announced assignment in Morocco, our source said, “I am not sure about that “.

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