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Gambian delegation to leave today for FIFA meeting

Mar 19, 2012, 1:22 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

A sports delegation from The Gambia will finally leave the country today for Zurich to meet FIFA executive to resolve the football crisis in the country, according to reports reaching Pointsports.

The delegation comprising Minister of Youth and Sports Alieu K. Jammeh, Permanent Secretary Mambanyick Njie and Interim Committee Chairman Alagie O.B. Conateh, together with vice-chairman Omar Sey, who were supposed to travel to Zurich last Thursday to meet FIFA executive, will now leave Banjul International Airport later in the evening and to arrive in Zurich Tuesday morning to hold talks with FIFA’s Blatter and General Secretary Jerome Valke at 3.00pm, according reports reaching Pointsport.

The initial meeting previously scheduled for last week, Pointsport has gathered, could not take place because Blatter was away for a meeting in Brazil to discuss work progress at the 2014 Stadiums.

Ousted officials of the FA led by Seedy Kinteh, who were required to give their version of events to Fifa, decided to accept the decision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports by stepping aside and helping the newly inaugurated executive to oversee the affairs of the football association by holding elections to elect a new executive within six weeks.

The world governing body is expected to submit its findings to its Emergency Committee, who will decide which action to take against The Gambia.