30 January 2013

Gambia: Assts SG 'Unaware' of Sacking Claims At GFA

Assistant Secretary General Ebou Secka has denied being aware of rumoured plans to terminate the employment of few more workers at the Gambia Football Association headquarters.

A source has informed Foroyaa Sports of GFA's plans to terminate few staff, six months after thirty-four workers were trimmed from the Football Association's payroll.

With the football body grappling with finance constraints, the planned mass sackings, according to the source, is one of the aforementioned entity's moves to curb its cash within limits.

"I am not aware of this thing. I am unaware of it. The chairman and vice chairman are out of the country and we have not discussed about it at executive level", Ebou Secka deputizing for SG Marcel Mendy who is said to be out of the country's jurisdiction, dismissing the claims, told Foroyaa Sports.

In July, last year, thirty-four workers were downsized from an initial seventy-five - a retrenchment which affected cleaners, security guards, cook, gardeners and auxiliary staff.

Forty-one staff are being maintained currently, if the dispatch issued in July is anything to go by.

Workers at the debt-ridden cash-strapped Football Association headquarters received their earnings of three months only weeks ago, our source adds.

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