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GFA Asst SG attributes resignation to unfair treatment

Feb 25, 2011, 1:40 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Abdou Salaam Jammeh, former secretary general of the Gambia Football Association (GFA), who tendered his resignation to his former employers a week ago, has attributed his resignation to unfair treatment, Pointsport can reveal.

A bad news emanated from the GFA that Mr Jammeh, who was occupying the positions of the assistant secretary general of the GFA and CAF Development officer respectively, has tendered his resignation citing unfair treatment as the main reason of his resignation.

This development, according to Salaam, came on the eve of 46th Independence Anniversary Celebration of the Republic of The Gambia.

Salam, who vacated his GFA position after four years of tremendous services, cited unfair treatment as the main reason of his departure.

Salaam, who has had a successful eight-year stint as an Administrative Secretary of the GFA from 1994 to 2001, yesterday confirmed his resignation to this reporter in a telephone interview in an emotional voice.

The ever hardworking and humble personality Salam, said: "It is true that I resigned from my position as the assistant secretary general of the GFA as well as the Development officer for CAF on the eve of the Independence Anniversary Celebration, that was the 17 February, due to unfair treatment."

"Despite what might have transpired during his sojourn with the Gambia Football Association, I will continue to do my utmost best to contribute in whatever way I can for sports development," he said.

Salaam prior to his appointment as the GFA assistant secretary general four years ago, was occupying the role of an administrative secretary, a position he held before leaving for studies in Canada.

He returned to Banjul at the end of his studies to take up the job as the assistant secretary general of the GFA in 2006.