Feb 4, 2009, 7:00 AM
Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has expressed disappointment with the
local-based team over their performance in the first round of the CHAN
qualifiers following a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Mali recently.
In a media release sent to Pointsports, GFF said, “It is, and continues to be, the wish of the Federation to ensure that all national teams, in all categories, that participate in any competition secures the desired result and not to make numbers.”
It is against this backdrop that the GFF gave its maximum support to the CHAN team, they said, adding that in terms of financial, administrative and logistical support, the team was given a helping hand, which included the four test matches organised for the team - two games against Morocco and two against Guinea Bissau.
“Despite this commitment, the result against Mali is not what every Gambian desired,” the GFF noted, saying the technical report of the head coach is being awaited which will be reviewed by the Technical and Development committee and the executive, following which appropriate action will be taken.
Consequently, the GFF reaffirms its unqualified commitment to the development of football in the country.
In conclusion, GFF showed appreciation to the efforts and concern of her loyal stakeholders, partners and fans.