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FIFA Officials Meet Club Reps

Jun 12, 2009, 7:26 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The officials of the World football governing body FIFA yesterday June 11th 2009 met with First Division club representatives to discuss ways and means of giving technical assistanceas part of efforts to embrace professionalism in our national league, Pointsport was reliably informed.

The FIFA officials Sampon Kablan and Jean-Marine Conz who are currently on a visit in the country during the meeting held at the GFA new building in Kanifing also spoke on the need to transform the Gambia league from amateurism to a more professional league before 2011.

According a club representative who spoke under the condition of anonymity, the FIFA representatives promised to help Gambian clubs to upgrade themselves including professional training for high level club coaches and financial assistance.

This is line with FIFA's campaign to ensure that countries will start adopting professional football in their national leagues before 2011 or else will be banned from taking part in CAF league championships for African countries.