Dec 3, 2008, 4:37 AM
Delegates at the ordinary session of the just concluded congress of the Gambian Football Association, has renewed their commitment to support the newly elected executive members of the country's biggest footballing body, GFA.
Others however called on the GFA to consider providing facilities for their various regions to help them in order to carry out their functions.
Lamin Jabbi CRR representative who spoke optimistically about the new GFA executive's possibility of achieving success as they have done in their respective areas or regions appealed to the GFA to consider them seriously. Lamin told reporters shortly after a successful completion of the much-talked about GFA congress at the GFA Technical Training Centre in Yundum on Thursday.
"I and the people of CRR expect a lot from the newly elected GFA executive and I would also like to seize this opportunity to appeal to them so that they can consider us seriously in order to help develop sports in our area," Jabbi added.
Pateh Baldeh, the President of Waterman Football Club who formed part of the delegates from the Upper River Region outlined the importance of the congress.
He is of the view that the incoming executive has got the experience to continue raising the standards of Gambian sports to the higher heights.
The URR representative said "we need competent people if we want our football to continue moving and this newly elected executive I believe would surely live up to the expectations of the Gambian people.
"I believe they will deliver because if you look at the executive members, you realise that there is no new face in sports, because Seedy, Omar, King Colley and Halla have all done significantly in the development of sports with a lot of experiences before they are given the task to serve the Gambian people in their various positions," he stated.
The representative from North Bank Region Amadou Kebbeh who also spoke to reporters after the congress told journalists that their aims and objective have been achieved.
"I have no doubt that Seedy will put in place numerous achievements as he has done before, and I am also hopeful the trio that are given the chance to serve the nation would surely deliver as expected so that we can continue writing history in world sports," he stated.
Amadou Kebbeh finally commended the outgoing GFA executive for their valuable services to the nation, while describing the just ended congress as excellent.
"The newly executive members are fully aware of the difficult task ahead of them and they should set the ball rolling in order to meet their target in helping all the nation's teams qualify," he concluded.