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Elections report key to lifting of Caf ban

The one sentence statement published by Caf on the subject reads: “To lift the ban on The Gambia in the event that elections at the FA were well conducted’.

This is the first promising statement made on The Gambia’s ban since Caf said the country must accept guilt first and ask for a pardon or go to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Last Saturday, the chairman of the Normalisation Committee, Alhagie Sillah, who attended the Caf meeting in Addis Ababa revealed that he and his delegation had taken up The Gambia’s ban issue with the continental body, adding that once elections are done, positive movements would be realised in the quest to remove the ban.

The Standard yesterday contacted the Normalisation Commitee on the latest development, Ba Jabbie, vice chairman disclosed that the report on the recently-concluded GFF elections has been sent to Caf and Fifa as customary. “We also noted the importance of these elections to the lifting of the ban as our chairman had stated at the congress. That is why for the record we had called on all stakeholders to ensure that a credible election is conducted and thank God we had all cooperated in the interest of the nation. We are now waiting for the good news to come from Caf hopefully in the shortest possible time,” he concluded.

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