5 December 2012

Gambia: GNOC Boss Urges Sports Associations to Review Constitutions

The president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), Alhaji Momodou Dibba, has called on national sports associations to include anti-doping methods, illegal betting and match-fixing in their constitutions.

Dibba was speaking at the end of a seven-day GNOC Sports Administration Course at the Regional Education Office Resource Centre in Brikama on Sunday. He opined that all the constitutions of the sporting associations need to be reviewed and if the three elements are missing it means that their constitutions need to be updated. He challenged the participants to share the knowledge gained with their communities adding that experience doesn't stop at the four corners of a class.

The former secretary general of the Gambia Football Association also disclosed that the NOC will work with the Primary and Secondary Schools Sports Associations, the regional governors and some selected schools to introduce a pilot project by giving them sports sequipment. Dibba finally disclosed that there are five scholarships pending in the United States of America but there are conditions attached to them and they have to go through certain levels to be a part of it.

Saikou Sanyang, a participant from the West Coast Region, gave the vote of thanks on behalf of his fellow participants and thanked the GNOC for providing them with such courses to upgrade sports in the country.

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