Files show Normalisation Committee handed over to GFF on Aug 10


Following these assertions, many readers of the Daily Observer called this paper drawing our attention to the fact that the handing-over was in fact done on August 10 and not September 7.

They referred to an article carried on Daily Observer on August 12 which reported the handing-over ceremony and even interviewed key official of the GFF, including Buba Janneh himself. Below is the full Observer report on the handing-over ceremony as reported on August 12, 2013: 



Normalisation Committee hands over to new GFF executive

The Normalization Committee Saturday officially handed over the affairs of Gambian football to the newly elected executive committee of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) in a ceremony held at the GFF Football House in Kanifing.

Speaking to Observer Sports after long hours of deliberations and scrutiny of documents, the first vice president of the GFF Buba ‘Star’ Janneh said; “we meet the NC [Normalisation Committee] and they gave us handing over notes and we told them that we will study it and get back to them for verification, clarification and even [for] support”.

“We had the opportunity to see what is in and some of the areas and see how we can marry them for the next four years,” he stated adding that the NC has promised them that they will be available should there be a need for clarification.

He used the interview to remind the public that the game of football belongs to all, noting that he has no doubt in regards to the notes looking at the state the GFF is at. He also revealed that the handing over ceremony was done in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Author: Alieu Ceesay

The online version of the story can still be found on the Daily Observer website:

By Lamin Cham