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Monday, September 28, 2020

GFF pay cash prizes to all winners

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Real de Banjul as champions cashed D100,000 while their opposite number Red Scorpions of the women’s league got D70.000.

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Brikama’s Bombada who won the second division league will go to the first division with a money bag totalling D75,000. The winner of the lower female league, Jeshwang United are D50,000 richer.

To wrap up a memorable season for the season’s league clubs, Saturday’s FA Cup champions Banjul United got D75,000 while Hawks cashed D50.000.

The presentations were conducted by the Normalisation Committee, NC, and marked a significant break from the past when league and other winners have to wait for years to get their cash prizes. The recently ousted executive of the GFF had however paid prizes won under them promising to pay other  prizes in arrears.

Musa Sise the spokesman of the NC yesterday told The Standard that paying title and other winners prizes at the right time is the right thing to do. “These things should be automatic because it should be part of the programme and budget of any serious football federation and we worked hard and are lucky to have sponsor and that’s it. The feeling of waiting indefinitely for your prize is discouraging to the teams, players and club administrators,” he said.

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