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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

GFF meets clubs on football crises

Last Wednesday, President Mustapha Kebbeh met the press to say they had taken full responsibility and begged Gambians for understanding on the unfortunate matter.

Over the weekend, the football authorities called representatives of clubs at Football House to formally brief them about the developments. A club official who attended the meeting told The  Standard that the GFF officials still maintained that they had not seen the Caf circular on age criteria and that they regretted the development. According to him the GFF also informed them of the imminent arrival in the country of a Fifa envoy and the acquisition of US$1.2 million project from Fifa.

Buba Janneh, spokesman of the GFF yesterday confirmed the meeting with the clubs. “As the key stakeholders of football, we feel it is important to formally tell them about the development.”

However, another source at the meeting said tension erupted when one of the delegates took the football authorities to task by putting holes in their narration of the events leading to the debacle, such as the inconsistencies on the handing-over dates. 

 

By Lamin Cham

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