The Standard yesterday learnt that the federation has instituted the First Instance Board, FIB, a new body that will be tasked and empowered to grant licences to all affiliated clubs of the GFF who must apply by submitting documentation to fulfill the criteria and other rules governing club registration in The Gambia.

 The board also has a right to refuse applications from clubs provided they give reasons in line with laid down criteria. 

Abass Bah, secretary general of the GFF confirmed the establishment of FIB saying it is a constitutional requirement that should have since been put in place. “Now Fifa and Caf is putting pressure on all national associations to set up FIBs in their respective countries and implement the new licensing scheme,” he said.


He further revealed that the GFF has identified a five- man board that will get to work immediately starting with first division clubs, to be followed by others.