football governing body has announced its four-year strategic development plan,
among them a target to decentralise football throughout the country by building
and improving football facilities in the regions.
Under the FIFA Goal Project, The Gambia Football Federation commissioned a state-of-the-art artificial turf in the country’s Lower River Region, approximately some 176 kilometers from the capital city, Banjul.
The project was funded by FIFA under its Goal project at Old Yundum. The construction of the pitch is now completed and functioning but lacked several important facilities including adequate perimeter fencing; adequate fencing of the mini stadium; adequate water supply; standard pavilion; rooms, toilets and offices to host international matches and commercial shops in the area.
The federation has now sought for a USD$125,000 funding project from CAF under the CAFAP 3 program to implement the construction of perimeter fence to provide safety and security for the artificial pitch, provision of water supply at the facility; completion of the Mini Stadium fencing; construction of a 10,000 seater pavilion and construction of commercial shops for further income generation.