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Wednesday, September 27, 2023



Among the matters the public are pressing to know is the position of both the GFF and the National Sports Council the NSC on the suspension of GFF officials and or their reactions to the  Fifa deadline on the same issues. Though NSC has made clear it would not changes its decision on the suspensions, the recent reported meetings between the two sides have fuelled speculations of a bid by one of the sides for a compromise. Again this cannot be confirmed by both sides.



The National Sport Council suspended four executive members of the GFF on May 7, following the GFF’s non compliance with recommendations to do away with some senior officials of the federation. The Federation argued that only congress can remove elected members while the NSC maintained the President of the GFF has powers to sanction officials under its constitution. Scores of club and regional representatives went up in arms strongly opposing the suspensions and threatening to boycott the leagues. Enter Fifa, the world governing body who, in keeping with tradition, asked for non interference in the matters of the federation calling for the lifting of the sanctions and holding of an extra ordinary congress for the executive to seek a fresh mandate. With no word coming from either side, the public and especially the clubs are eager to see an end to this saga, so that the domestic leagues can resume. The waiting is on.


By Lamin Cham


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