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Alhajie Momodou Dibba Retires as GNOC President

Oct 12, 2016, 10:59 AM

(Monday October 10, 2016 Issue)

Alhagie Momodou Dibba, president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC, has confirmed to this paper that he will not run for the organisation’s presidency in the November 5th 2016 GNOC election.

Dibba was contacted, and announced that he “will retire on the 5th of November”, on the day for the election.

“I want to retire gracefully, and wish the candidates best of luck. At the same time, I want all of them to put the interest of the country first, and run their campaign with maturity, discipline and a sporting agenda that would attract the voters.

“I thank the GNOC board, management, staff, all stakeholders, national associations, the government, especially the Ministry of Youth and Sports, IOC, ANOC, ANOCA, Zone 2, and ISSF, for their positive role and collaboration in supporting the head of the sporting fraternity in this country.”

Mr Dibba was first elected president in 2001 then re-elected in 2013.

Now that Dibba will not run, it was confirmed over the weekend that three presidential aspirants will seek for the post.

They are Alhajie Capi Dodou Joof, president of the Gambia Athletics Association, Lamin K. Colley, chairman of the National Sports Council, and Pa Alieu Jallow, president of the Gambia Boxing Federation. 

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