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Abdou M.C. Jallow applauds new GFF executive body

Sep 25, 2014, 10:50 AM | Article By: Adama k. Jallow

The president of the Gambia Football Veterans Association and the Union of Zone II veterans, Abdou M. C. Jallow, extends his congratulations to the newly-elected Gambia Football Federation president and his executive body for their victory.

Jallow’s message, in an interview with Pointsports, followed the GFF’sgeneral congress held last weekend where Lamin Kaba Bajo was elected to lead Gambian football for the next four years.

Jallow who is also deputy commissioner-general at the Gambia Revenue Authority is a former Gambian footballer.He said the decision made by the general assembly is good for the development of Gambian football.

He further congratulated Alhagie Sillah, former chairperson of the Normalization Committee of the Gambia Football Federation, for accomplishing his task.

“We are praying for him and his executive body for their success in the promotion of Gambian football. The approach and strategies used before the congress by the ministry of Youth and Sports was highly acknowledge through organizing a forum whereby a five-year strategic plan on how to develop Gambian sports was discussed,” Jallow went on.

“With the new executive onboard, I think we are heading to the right dimension. We are looking at the executive members such as the 1st vice president Abdoulie Star Jallow and Ebou Faye, who both were veterans. Today having veterans who are nominated to be part of the GFF, I think is a plus to Gambian football,” he continued.

Jallow appealed to Gambians to support the new GFF executive bureau adding that the GFF is not owned by an individual but by the Gambians.

“This is our future. If we have very solidified structures in place it will really lead to great success.”

He advised the new executive body to foster togetherness and avoid unilateral decisions, and to agree on productive and collective decisions in the interest of all Gambians.