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GFA taskforce to probe into match-fixing allegations

Jul 20, 2012, 2:50 PM

The Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) has set up a taskforce committee to investigate allegations of match-fixing in the final game of the 2011/2012 GFA First Division League played between Real De Banjul and Young Africans.

This is in response to an official complaint lodged by Armed Forces Football Club in a letter written to the GFA, according to media officer Bakary B. Baldeh.

The match in question was played on Sunday 17 June 2012 at the Banjul Mini Stadium, which ended 3-1 in favour of Real De Banjul, who were recently crowned champions of the just concluded GFA first division league.

The taskforce is headed by Lawyer Cherno Marenah as chairman, Baboucarr Jobe, secretary, and Lawyer Gaye Sowe and George Gomez are committee members.

 As part of their terms of reference (TOR) the taskforce is expected to look into allegations of match-fixing in the match between Real De Banjul v Young Africans.

It will also invite persons connected with the match in question and record their evidence in writing.

The committee is expected to gather any other evidence relevant to the allegations made.

It will also compile a report containing material facts and recommendations to be sent to the Normalisation Committee of the GFA within four weeks of its sitting.

The GFA Normalisation Committee reassures the Gambian public of its resolve to standardise the general coordination of league matches and upgrading the standard of Gambian football.