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Delegates to vote on Saturday in GFA adoptive congress

Apr 9, 2013, 1:39 PM

Delegations from teams that play regular football in the Gambia Football Association competitions will this Saturday vote in the second adoptive congress for the new constitution of the Gambia Football Association at the Independence Stadium.

Saturday morning’s second adoptive congress is as a result of a demand by FIFA after the first constitutional congress held on Saturday 8 December 2012 was rejected by some voters.

The world football governing body later realised that those clubs had not been playing regular football under GFA competitions, as well as “some ghost clubs that do not exist at all”.

FIFA having consulted their envoy to The Gambia who witnessed the adoptive congress and other relevant stakeholders that culminated in their Member Associations meeting held in Zurich, concluded among other items The Gambia’s fate at its last adoptive congress and therefore formally wrote to the GFA to hold another congress under the new dispensation that would allow only legitimate stakeholders (teams that play regular GFA competitions) to partake in the forthcoming adoptive congress.

A media conference is expected to be held at the end of the programme.