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GFA treasurer denies financial claim

Jun 12, 2012, 2:15 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

GFA treasurer Kemo Ceesay has denied claims made by youth and sports permanent secretary saying the GFA received money from Caf.

In an exclusive interview with the Pointsport on Friday, the treasurer of the GFA, Kemo Ceesay, said: “I am trying to clear the air for the public with regard to the claims made by the PS of youth and sports, Mambanyick Njie that the GFA received US$50,000 for all Caf matches played in The Gambia and US$100,000 from Fifa for all Fifa games played in The Gambia.”

He continued: “I was really disappointed when I heard the story. I was expecting him to come to GFA accounts and have accurate information before reaching the media, because it never happened.”

Mr Ceesay said they are only entitled to TV rights and that also depends on games covered by Sport 5.

Not all Caf games are covered by Sport 5 at senior national team level, he said, adding that they are only entitled to TV rights, owned by Fifa, when covered by Sport 5.

Mr Ceesay again: “I want the PS to understand that we never received these sums neither from Fifa nor from Caf; as an accountant we never received the said amount.”

For more clarity, he said, the PS can contact Fifa for more proofs to the public.