He told The Standard yesterday that the GTTA will continue with its activities and plans since they did not receive any communication from the NSC deregistering them: “We have not officially received any letter from the NYC on this matter and we also want to know some of the criteria that we should meet,” Prom said.
Meanwhile, another affected official Haruna Cham, the President of the Gambia Handball Association, GHA, which is also not recognised by the NSC, also said similar things. “I cannot comment on this matter until we receive an official letter from the NYC. I have just read their statement in the newspapers but they are yet to officially write to us,” he said.
Last weekend, the NSC announced that only nine sports bodies are registered to operate as national sports associations after a screening exercise. Before the exercise, close to 29 associations existed, though only 20 came forward to seek re-registration by the NSC. Marcel Mendy the Executive Director said they have given sufficient information on the public media announcing the opening of the registration and its deadline which was in fact extended to give more time for associations to come forward to regularise their status. According to him the information also contained the criteria among other things.]]>