part of his tour of the Regions to familiarize himself with structures and key
players in Regional Football, Gambia Football Federation’s new General
Secretary Lamin N. Jassey and a team from the football house Saturday commenced
a three-day visit to Soma, Lower River Region where they will hold meetings
with sports stakeholders.
The visit which is aimed to introduce the new GFF General Secretary to stakeholders is also discussing the developments ushered in by the Lamin Kaaba Bajo-led administration in the region.
Welcoming the team, the region’s football association president Ansumana Sanneh congratulated general secretary Jassey in what he called a ‘deserved’ appointment, describing him as someone with vast knowledge in football development hence his institutional memory of the Football House as Administrative Secretary. ‘Be rest assured of our undivided and loyal support at all time.” He guaranteed.
“I am aware of the array of development initiatives brought by the GFF in this Region and I must tell you that plans are afoot to maximize the speedy completion of the next phase of the Soma Artificial turf which will be fenced and with pavilions”, Mr. Jassey disclosed to the stakeholders.
He said a challenge at the Football House is a vision for the executive to meet their aspirations in decentralizing football and sharing the resources in an equitable manner where all the regions will squarely benefit. “This is my new way of strategic governance which is a bottom up approach where all will be inclusive. The dynamics in football have changed and The Gambia must live up to best practice methods in a paradigm shift. My executive is very conscious of this arena and is in support of our new administration.”
Stakeholders enumerated on the structures and ways in which both male and female league matches are administered in the region. They also put forward some salient constraints confronting them to be tabled for GFF consideration.
“I am really overwhelmed by what I saw and heard. In fact they have surpassed my expectations and I must say that LRR is very special to me and the GFF because the GFF has one of its Gold Projects here which is very key to the development and advancement of regional football.”
Mr. Jassey made a solemn appeal to sports stakeholders to collaborate in their initiatives and work in tandem with the demands of football.