Dec 23, 2009, 12:38 PM
The Gambia Football Federation has said the first 6 teams on top of Division One League table together with the 1st and 2nd in Division Two will have a bye in the FF Cup preliminary round one competition proposed to kick off on 7 March 2016.
In the first preliminary round, the last four teams - that is, from the 11 to 14 positions of Division Two - will play each other in an elimination round with two winners emerging, the GFF statement has said.
In the preliminary round two proposed to take place after 3 weeks of the opening, from mid-table, the 7th to 12th teams of Division One and from the 3rd to 10th teams of Division Two with the two winners in round one will be balloted to play each other in an elimination round.
Eight teams will emerge winners, the GFF further said.
The GFF said the round of 16 proposed after 2 weeks of play, the eight teams with bye and the eight winners from round 2 will be balloted to the round of 16.
The quarterfinal is proposed to be held after 1 week of play while the semi-final is also proposed to be played a week later.
The FF Cup final is proposed to be played the first week after the end of the league season.
All matches from the round of 16 to the finals will be balloted, according to the GFF.
Meanwhile, the GFF has also said that, effective from week ten, division II matches will be played twice weekly.
The GFF also announced that since Gamtel FC, Gambia’s representative in the CAF Champions League, are currently in the Kingdom of Morocco to play their 1st leg match in the CAF Champions League against OCK of Maroc on February 12, 2016.
Their match against SK Utd FC slated for Sunday 14 February 2016 is cancelled. The rest of the fixture will take place as scheduled.
“The President, Executive Committee and the entire staff of the GFF wish Gamtel FC good luck,” the GFF said.
In another development, GFF said Samger FC’s Bakary Njie was sent out for receiving a second booking thus he has been suspended for one match.
Ismaila Badjie of Bakau United was sent off for violent conduct during their match against Lamin Utd FC and is therefore suspended for two subsequent matches with immediate effect.
Blue Star FC’s head coach Yunusa Badjie was sent out of the technical area for using abusive language against the match official.
Yunusa is therefore suspended for two straight matches and will not be allowed to sit on the bench, enter into the dressing rooms and also at the technical area. This happens during their match with B.K. Milan FC.
Interior FC’s Modou Lamin Senghore was sent out for receiving a second booking during their match against PSV Wellingara.
Senghore is suspended for one match with immediate effect.
Ousman Jobe, a registered player of Interior, is suspended for three matches with immediate effect for persistently using abusive language towards the match official during their match against PSV Wellingara.
Tayib Joof of Lions of Banjul FC was sent off for violent conduct during their match with Marimoo FC, thus he is suspended for two subsequent matches with immediate effect
Player Momodou Bah, who was sent off the bench for using abusive language against the match official during their match against Marimoo FC is also suspended for two matches with immediate effect.