GFF, GRTS agree to open new relationship in domestic football promotion

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gambia Football Federation (GFF) and state broadcaster Gambia Radio and Television Service (GRTS) have agreed to open a new relationship to promote the country’s domestic football.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between GFF and GRTS officials held at the state broadcaster’s head office in Kanifing on Friday.

Speaking at the meeting, GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo said the agreement is sequel to two successive interfaces with the former management of GRTS where the federation earlier on laid down plans for a working relationship in order to boost publicity in the promotion of the domestic league matches and other activities of the federation for a wider viewing.

He said GFF has made a comeback to renew their commitment for a desire to partner for the mutual benefits of the two entities. “GRTS is a potential partner for the promotion of our football and hence you have a wide platform to make the product visible,” Bajo said.

Third-vice president Lang Tombong Tamba and Marketing Committee member Musa Sise both indulged on GRTS to maximize their bonds of opening up partnership with the GFF for the growth of Gambian football.  “GFF has a vision to develop grassroots football as a stepping stone in order for the country to qualify at international levels,”, they stated.

GRTS’ Director General Abdou Touray said the partnership with the GFF has been long standing, adding that the meeting was meant to cement their relationship.

He stated that GRTS’s operational hitch in terms of logistics as a nightmare for the state broadcaster and thus compelling them to have inadequate coverage of all national activities.

He urged the officials of two institutions to forge a new relationship for a common agreement.

The meeting agreed for both GFF and GRTS to form a technical working group that would come up with plans and modalities to actualize the partnership.


Source: Picture: GFF and GRTS officials