May 13, 2011, 3:45 PM
Countdown To GFA Congress
The much anticipated congress of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) is slated for 31st December 2009.
The whole nomination process mirrors the spirit of the game itself- fair play and, therefore, any measure to erode this spirit must be amicably tackled as quickly as possible.
The camaraderie that characterized the GFA over the past four years must not be allowed to disappear into thin air during the congress.
However, this does not in any way mean that those presently at the helm of affairs in the GFA are the only competent persons able to serve as football administrators in the country. Ideally, executive members should adhere to term limits as stipulated in the GFA constitution.
For the presidency, it seems that Seedy MB Kinteh, the incumbent is getting closer to another mandate in office, as he was unopposed at the close of nominations on Thursday 17th December 2009.
Whether successful or not, the records are clearly written on the wall for posterity.
Now that the congress is slated for 31st December2009, club representatives should be extra vigilant in voting in a new executive into office, since what the country needs is a group of seasoned and dedicated football administrators to run the GFA.
In recent years, football has come to be showcased as a sporting event which is quite effective in uniting people and selling the image of the country.
We therefore call for the election of competent persons, who will be committed to the development of Gambian youths through sport.
Whereas some may be re-elected into office, due to their powers to canvass votes, there is no doubt others must go. What is important is for those to come on board who can work to take Gambian sports to higher heights.