In The Gambia this year, the look of the GFF delegation could change as part of an agreement between the Gambia Football Federation, GFF and the National Sports Council, NSC, to work together.
The Standard has learnt that a delegation comprising both parties would be travelling to Brazil soon to seek a possible lifting of the Caf suspensions on The Gambia. According our sources, the GFF and the NSC officials would make use of the Caf meeting that is held alongside the Fifa meeting during the opening of the games to argue The Gambia’s case.
No names have been given yet as to who the delegates will be, but impeccable sources told The Standard that it would almost certainly comprise of GFF president Mustapha Kebbeh, an official from his office and one from either the NSC or from the Ministry of Youths and Sports.
The Fifa World Cup opens in Brazil in ten days meaning that the Gambian delegation should leave town in the next couple of days or within week at the latest.
However, Caf recently told journalists that The Gambia cannot appeal but could admit guilt for age-cheating and ask for a pardon or take its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports. President Kebbeh had said he would not take either option as he was convinced that Caf would listen once they see all the evidence on the matter.
By Lamin Cham]]>