Credible sources have informed The Standard that The Gambia Football Federation, GFF, has filed an appeal against the imposing of a 10,000-dollar fine by Caf. According to our sources the appeal was lodged last week. Caf imposed the fine after it said The Gambia has violated certain rules with regard to security and safety of players and match officials. That match in question, against Algeria on September 8 was delayed for 90 minutes after Algeria protested about over crowding and possible threats to their security.
The GFF has immediately reacted to the incident by setting up a panel of investigations though the initial chairman of the panel, Omar Mbai, reportedly quit over principles and the GFF is yet to come public on how that investigation has gone so far. Meanwhile The Gambia is still waiting for the fate of a protest it also lodged with Caf against the inclusion of a player in the Togolese squad in their match in Lome October 12, whom the GFF believed is not qualified to play.