Sep 15, 2009, 5:47 AM
The vice chairman of the Gambia Football Association Normalization Committee, Alhaji Omar Sey, has revealed that some financial irregularities were discovered under the former GFA executive committee.
The vice chairman who was speaking on Tuesday at a press conference held at the GFA secretariat said the financial irregularities caused a delay in the running of the Normalisation Committee’s activities, when they took over in March 2012.
Alh Omar Sey said they found that the GFA was D8 million in arrears, including staff salaries and debts owed to banks and other institutions.
He said staff salaries amounted to D379, 000 per month, and following the announcement of a retrenchment exercise involving 34 GFA employees by the committee this week, the number of GFA staff has now been reduced by 50 per cent, at the end of a staff audit.
According to Sey, the GFA had a case with Sheraton Hotel, as a result of which the Sheriff’s Division of the High Court in Banjul confiscated the GFA mini-bus.
The Normalisation Committee, he added, is negotiating through their lawyer to pay the sum of D300, 000 to Sheraton.
“We will do our best, and leave the rest for the upcoming executive” he stated.