The president of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo, has been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee enabling him to contest for membership of the FIFA Council, from the African federation CAF. Mr Bajo got his eligibility clearance letter on Tuesday meaning he can contest a membership position in the Fifa Council. The FIFA Council consists of 37 members: one President, elected by the FIFA Congress; eight vice presidents, and 28 other members elected by the member associations – each for a term of four years.
The Council is the main decision-making body of the organization in the intervals of FIFA Congress. Its members are elected by the FIFA Congress. It is a non-executive, supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football
Having been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee Mr. Bajo, is now aspiring to compete against six other candidates for the two Anglophone’ FIFA Council membership spots. The election will be held in Rabat Morocco on March 22 during the Caf elective congress.