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Fifa envoy in town for 2nd GFA adoptive congress

Apr 12, 2013, 12:01 PM

Fifa’s national associations and political affairs representative Primo Carveno arrived in Banjul early yesterday morning for The Gambia Football Association second adoptive congress set for Saturday at the Independence Stadium.

The congress shall see delegates from teams that play regular football in the GFA competitions voting for the new constitution of the Association.

Saturday morning’s 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.