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Gambia Boxing Association Officials Expelled Over Visa Scandal

Mar 6, 2009, 5:08 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

The National Sports Council( NSC) has yesterday issued a press release informing the public that Mr Sang Correa, president of the Boxing Association and his entire executive, have been expelled by the NSC from the Gambia Amateur Boxing Association with effect from 4 March 2009.

The release further stated that this is as a result of information received from the German Consul in The Gambia, that Mr Sang Correa and his executive were involved in securing Visas for 15 People who were nominated to represent The Gambia in a Boxing competition and was later discovered that most of them were not Boxers and have since absconded.

The National Sports Council therefore wish to emphasize that persons dealing with Mr Sang Correa and the expelled executive, are doing so at their own risk noting that any individual or individuals found using National Sports Council for the purpose of Visa racketeering will face the full weight of the law.

The release concluded that the International Boxing Federation and all the Embassies in The Gambia and abroad have been notified accordingly.