11 February 2013

Gambia: Lamin Sarr 'Shocked' By Contract Termination

Coach Lamin Sarr is left gob-smacked after his service is terminated by the Gambia Football Association.

The gaffer was nearing his fourth spell at the managerial helm of the Gambia U-20 after his removal in 2008 when the Young Scorpions made an early exit in the Caf Youth Championship losing to Ghana at home.

He however led the Gambia into qualification to the U-20 tournament in South Africa on his return to the coaching hot seat and remained a staff of the GFA since under the reins of Seedy Kinteh.

But hit by a serious monetary constraints which later led to trimming of staffs IN July last year. Sarr did not survive the cash-strapped GFA's welding axe this time - a thing that left the coach 'shocked' all together.

"The letter was brought to me by Mama with the heading 'termination of services' with effect from March. To tell you, it is fairly shocking. They are doing that because of they have run into finance problems so they are making us face a problem we did not create ourselves" Lamin Sarr told Foroyaa Sports yesterday.

Over ten staff have been handed their sacking orders including ex-U-17 coach Lamin Sambou. The latest redundancy move also affects security personnel and gardeners.

The move to axe Lamin Sarr leaves the Gambia U-20 coaching job vacant.

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