Omar Danso and Buba ‘Mbye’ Bojang who formed an alliance without a flag bearer will go into the ballot with Lamin Kaba Bajo. All three have never vied for the position. They will look for a minimum 26 votes to ensure an outright victory from an electoral list of 51. The elections will be supervised by the Normalisation Committee and observed by the world football governing body Fifa which is expected to send a representative.
Yesterday, The Standard teamed up with Afri Radio to sound out both camps on their final preparations. Ebou Faye of Team Kaba who is vying for the position of second vice president, said they are confident of victory as they have successfully convinced a large membership of the GFF family and electors and by extension the majority of Gambian people. “You have to trust people when you sell them your vision and manifesto and we have no doubt that the stakeholders with us mean what they say,” Faye said.
Asked why he believed Team Kaba is the solution to The Gambia’s problems, Faye said the calibre of people in the team and the vision they have to run Gambian football is enough to convince Gambians that Team Kaba is better than the other side.
Buba Mbye Bojang of the Alliance countered that and said his team is ready and standing by its line-up and territorial gains within the football electorate. Asked why his Alliance is not seen to be as active in canvassing for votes as opposed to Team Kaba which had waged a vigorous campaign, Bojang derisively likened Team Kaba to the proverbial empty barrel that makes the most noise.
When asked whether by expressing solidarity with the much-criticised past GFF leadership, the Alliance was not risking its chances in Saturday’s vote, Bojang said they have no regret in siding with the former GFF leaders who had a done a good job for Gambian football.
The election takes place at the Paradise Suites Hotel tomorrow morning.]]>