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There is still no certainty whether The Gambia will indeed comply with Fifa’s directive that the National Sports Council NSC rescinds its suspension of the GFF executive by today or risks incurring the wrath of the world body which could could consider sanction against the country.

A few days after the letter arrived, the NSC chairman Borrie Darbe responded with an even more glorified defiance saying no one should hide behind Fifa to avoid accountability. He made no mention of any possible withdrawal of the NSC’s position before today.

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However according to reliable sources, the matter has reached a higher level in government with reports stating that the NSC has been written to or will be told to withdraw the suspension of the GFF until further notice. According to our sources, any such move will have to be concluded and implemented today to meet the fifa deadline.

Another source said while the NSC may eventually capitulate and back down under pressure from above, it may still insist on carrying out its investigations of the GFF which it said is ongoing.
Meanwhile, The Standard has reliably learnt that the Minister of Sports Henry Gomez has arrived back from his trip overseas and he is expected to preside over the imminent action sought by Fifa on the NSC-GFF saga.

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