FIFA to invest $6M in Gambian football

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The president of the world football governing body FIFA has promised to support The Gambia by injecting $6 million for the development of Gambian football in 2019.

Gianni Infantino was speaking on Monday during a visit to State House in Banjul where he discussedissues of Gambian footballwith President Adama Barrow.

ThePresident of The Gambia Football Federation, Lamin KabaBajo and other senior officials accompanied the delegation including the FIFA General Secretary Fatima Samoura, to the presidency.

The FIFA boss further said thatwhat is happening in The Gambia is something very special compared with other countries, noting that they were here to cooperate and so will increase the finances to develop football in The Gambia and other countries.

According to him, FIFA will increase by 20% its allocated fund to help develop Gambian football by the year 2019. Heconceded that thatwas not enough, as they need to do more in their collaboration

He added that The Gambia National teams have to be the pride of the country, while calling on the support of the Gambia government to the GFF.

Mr. Infantino has also promised to put more cash for Gambian football development, saying that they will also widen their support for The Gambia not only financially but in human resources as well.

He added that they will also be working with the Gambia Football Federation to develop women, an area he identifies as crucial for the country.

He thanked the GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo for indentifying great projects to FIFA for the development of football in The Gambia.

“The Gambia is a football country,” he declared, adding that FIFA is here to help the country in its quest to develop football and its infrastructure.commemorate

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara
Source: Picture: Presidents Infantino & Barrow