19 November 2012

Gambia: Two Added to GFA Executive Committee

GFA has been beefed up with the inclusion of two officials to act as co-opted members of the government-back Normalisation Committee.

The two are 'unanimously' incorporated last Wednesday during the NC's weekly briefing and their appointments took effect a day after the meeting.

Gambian referees chairman Lamin Camara and Coaches' association head Pa Suwareh Faye are the two officials unveiled to work with the GFA Normalisation Committee, a dispatch from the GFA headquarters states.

The inclusion of the duo comes four months after a mass exodus of staff at the Gambia football house and the NC cited extravagant spending and that the debt-ridden GFA has run short of cash.

The pair are drafted in to fill the void left by Cherno Barry -former committee member -on state and international assignment, the statement adds.

"Mr Camara and Faye's immediate inclusion in the Normalisation process stems from the ardent desire of the Executive to beef up the membership and open up to more ideas in order to bring about a clear and realistic change in Gambian football. Besides, the committee deems it fitting as well to replace the vacuum of former committee member Cherno Barra Touray who is now on international and state assignment.

It is envisaged that the introduction of Camara and Faye as new members of the Normalisation Committee will add more impetus and propel the committee's speed for the quick realisation of its aims and objectives towards the new period hence the duo's vast knowledge in football related matters.

The Normalisation Committee once again takes this opportunity to reassure Gambians of its desire to fulfill yet again its renewed mandate for a better structural football adjustment. It also avails itself of this opportunity to thank all stakeholders for their support and genuine contributions towards the realisation of the committee's desire of transforming Gambian football" the dispatch from the GFA liaison officer said.

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