Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has concluded the CAF Club Licensing Seminar,
held on Friday 18th November held at the Friendship Hotel of the Independence
The day-long seminar sought to promote and improve the quality of football in the Gambia, by improving the economic and financial capacity of clubs through corporate governance and control.
Resource persons included Abdou Salaam Jammeh head of GFF Competition, Victoria Roberts TMS Manager, Ebrima Manneh GFF technical director and GFF executive member Bakary K. Jammeh.
Mr Jammeh delved into adapting and improving the sporting infrastructure of clubs, and furthermore ensuring that clubs have the appropriate infrastructure, knowledge and application in respect of management and organisation.
Mr Abdou Salaam Jammeh touched on the infrastructure criteria, and emphasized that all clubs must meet up the prerequisites, as according to him, CAF and FIFA do not any longer condone amateur football management.
He said all playing grounds and stadia must have a control room, grounds rules, training facilities, sanitary facilities, among others.
For the GFF technical director, the objective of the club licensing criteria is to introduce the licensed applicants to invest in quality-driven youth development programmes.
The seminar was attended by club managers, and the opening was presided over by GFF president Lamin Kabba Bajo and GFF ExCO adviser Alhaji Omar Sey.
Mr Sey described the seminar as very valuable for the enhancement of club management.
He urged the club managers to work with the national football federation, since the clubs make up the federation.
All participants were awarded certificates at the end of the daylong seminar.