May 15, 2009, 6:43 AM
World governing football body FIFA has extended the mandate of the Gambia Football Association Normalisation Committee until end of June 2013.
This news was contained in a letter sent by FIFA and addressed to the Normalisation Committee through its chairman, Alhagie Ousman B. Conateh, said GFA media officer Bakary B. Baldeh.
The development came after FIFA Executive Committee was briefed on the discussions held during the FIFA Associations committee meeting in Zurich on 13 February 2013 and the subsequent decision to ask the GFA to hold a new General Assembly with clubs that have played regular GFA competitions.
Under these prevailing circumstances, the FIFA Executive Committee decided to extend the deadline of the GFA Normalisation Committee until 30 June 2013 to give the Committee ample time to complete the roadmap leading to the election of new office bearers.
“The GFA Normalisation Committee takes this precious opportunity to thank all stakeholders for their support and cooperation during the period and envisages a brighter future for the coming period,” Baldeh said.
“It also congratulates and extends its gratitude to the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports for their encouragement and unflinching support during the process and by extension all relevant stakeholders for the development and progress of Gambian football.”