The Gambia is targeting to raise D400 million to fund the participation of the national team, the Scorpions in the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Côte d’Ivoire in January and February.
Reliable sources told The Standard that the money will go to fund logistics from pre-tournament campings to the tournament proper and will include aircraft hiring, players camping allowance, match bonuses, logistics for other official fans and emergencies.
Our source further said two campings have been planned for late December in Saudi Arabia and Qatar with the national team expected to come back to Banjul to take the battle flag on 8 January before departing for Yamoussoukro on 9 January.
Meanwhile a national coordinating committee NCC has been formed on Friday comprising people drawn from different institution and fields to handle the various units of the preparations and logistics.
It will be chaired by Ndey Marie Njie, the permanent secretary Ministry of Sports while Bakary Jammeh the first vice president of the Gambia Football Federation GFF is the vice chairman.
The full list of members of the NCC is as follows:
1.Papa Y Njie
2.Mahmoud Lamin Jawla by
7.Modou Lamin Sanyang
Fundraising & publicity committee
1.Ndey Marie Njie
3.Papa Y. Njie
10.Habib T.B Jarra
11.Modou Lamin Sanyang
2.Lamin A Camara
4.Malang S Kongira