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Members of the Gambia football federation (GFF) were in Kanilai Saturday helping on the President’s farm, according to reports on GRTS. 

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Speaking on national television Saturday night, football president Lamin Kaba Bajo said the decision to help out on the President’s farms is a gesture of appreciation, if not a national duty. “The president is the single largest financer of football in the country dating back to decades and benefiting all categories of football teams and even fans,” Bajo said. He used the occasion to thank the president for all the help he gave and continues to give to football as chief patron of the federation.

Meanwhile the GFF has rejected a request by the management of Seaview FC to change the club’s name to Marimo FC. According to the Federation’s weekly newsletter, belatedly released over the weekend, the national football governing body had advised the management of Seaview FC that unless all relevant documents and arrangements are completed, the name Seaview stays.

Last week, it was reported in the media that Seaview FC   has been sold to Marimo but no official details have so far been made public on the supposed sale.

In another development, Brikama United FC also came on the radar of the GFF.  

The club has been asked to provide all relevant information on Kaba jobe who the federation said is reported to have played in the Bangladesh league recently. Though the GFF did not say what they are investigating in the matter, their newsletter warmed that all clubs must inform the federation on player movements.

Football House also announced that it has handed a two – match suspension on Talling-ding United’s assistant coach Saikou Gibba with immediate effect. He is not to sit or stand behind the team bench nor should he enter the dressing room before, during and after the matches. This followed his sending off from the bench during their match against Young Africans played last Thursday.

Modou Sarr of Gamtel FC is also suspended for three matches for violent conduct last week Sunday.

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