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Monday, October 25, 2021

COALITION OF CLUBS, REGIONS, OPPOSE GFF SUSPENSIONS

Addressing a packed room of regional and club representatives, Buba Bojang, a club representative of Brikama United, said the GFF constitution has been violated by the NSC because Article 16.1  clearly stated that the removal of an elected official can only be effected by a two-third majority of congress delegates. 

“I think the minister has contradicted himself because he was among those who defended this constitution as a good document,” Bojang said, adding that what would have been proper was for the NSC to consult with the stakeholders rather than taking decisions that fall into their purview without them.

Alhagie Nyassi of Tallinding United said the meeting among the stakeholders was meant to send “a strong” message to the National Sports Council that they were not in support of the suspensions and that a way must be found out of this.

A representative of the Female Football Association lamented that the positive developments coming to Gambian football, especially female football, could be jeopardised by this move and called for a compromise. 

“I think the GFF should be given a chance. What has happened has happened,” she noted adding that they are still supporting the GFF executive which was elected by a popular vote.

Another speaker, a representative from Central River Region Football Association, said there should have been proper consultations with the major stakeholders before any action of such magnitude was taken. 

The meeting among the representatives lasted till night after which they said they would make a resolution on their stance on the matter.

 

By Lamin Cham

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