24 hours after touching down in the Russian capital, Moscow for the 68th FIFA
Congress and the opening of the 2018 World Cup, The Gambian delegation had a
bilateral meeting with the football world governing body FIFA which culminated
to the body’s approval of $1,627,500 worth of projects for The Gambia.
The Gambian delegation comprises Mr. Lamin Kabba Bajo, President of The Gambia Football Federation, Mr. Bakary K. Jammeh, executive committee member and Mr. Lamin Jassey, General Secretary.
The delegation met and discussed with FIFA’s Development Manager for Africa and the Caribbean, Mr. Solomon Mudege and agreed on the milestones for the outstanding and the ongoing FIFA development support to the Federation as follows:
1. Improvement of football infrastructure in Banjul, Bakau, Serekunda West, Serekunda East, Manjai, Brikama and the Independence Stadium football fields valued at $235,000.
2. Construction of new football fields in Kombo North, Kombo South, Serekunda Central and natural grass pitch at Football Hotel in Old Yundum.
Floodlighting for Serekunda East and Serrekunda West football fields as well as Brikama and Bakau football fields worth $472,500.
3. FIFA solidarity support for the procurement of football jerseys and equipment for various categories of national teams of The Gambia worth $170,000.
4. The 2018 forward development support to GFF:
A. Organisational areas (support to league and clubs, $177,500); and
B. Sporting area: (capacity building, $38,750);
C. improving football infrastructure construction of new fields in URR-Wuli/Sandu, CRR-Kaur, LRR-Kiang, West Coast Region-Foni, NBR-Farafenni and swimming pool at Football Hotel, completion of Soma Mini-Stadium pavilion) worth $408,750.
D. Procurement of two luxury buses for the reduction of transportation cost to GFF. Project value $125,000.