3 December 2012

Gambia: GFA Set for Saturday Congress to Adopt Draft Constitution

The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association will call a congress on Saturday 8th December, 2012 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau where it is expected to adopt a draft constitution it will table in front of its members.

This was revealed in a press release issued by the Media Department of the country's supreme football governing body. According to the release, as an integral part of its mandate to normalise the state of Gambian Football, the Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Association embarked on the task of aligning the GFA Constitution with the FIFA Statutes, which is a requirement for all National Football Federations affiliated to FIFA.

It added that after the Committee completed its first draft, it conducted a series of consultative meetings with all stakeholders on the draft constitution, which eventually led to a final draft that incorporates the concerns and expectations of both FIFA and the national stakeholders.

"As a final step, the Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Association is pleased to announce that the Congress for the adoption of the Draft GFA Constitution is scheduled for Saturday 8th December 2012 at the Independence Stadium Friendship Hostel in Bakau at 10:00am prompt," it further stated.

Delegates to the congress will be drawn from first, second and third division clubs across the country. The Normalisation Committee the release concludes takes the opportunity to thank all stakeholders for the support and look forward to a successful Congress.

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