Feb 4, 2013, 10:03 AM
GFF president Lamin Kaba Bajo who last week left the country for Windhoek, Namibia, together with 2nd vice president Ebou Faye and adviser Omar Sey recently returned to Banjul.
We re-produce the full text of the GFF release sent to Pointsports, as follows:
The Gambia Football Federation officials recently returned home from Windhoek, Namibia, where the GFF President Lamin Kaba accompanied by 2nd Vice President Ebou Faye and Adviser Alhagie Omar Sey paid a courtesy call on the Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou.
The Gambian officials led by President Bajo first extended a goodwill message to the CAF president from the Minister of Youth and Sports Alieu K Jammeh and the government and people of The Gambia. The Gambian officials then expressed gratitude to the CAF president for the lifting of the two-year universal ban imposed on The Gambia after a successful conduct of elections in September which paved the way for the country to be accepted in both continental and global football.
The CAF president thanked the GFF boss and delegation for the gesture and assured them of his willingness to support The Gambia and its football development initiatives. He thanked the Gambian football boss for his vision in eradicating age-cheating and to develop football in The Gambia.
While at the height of the formal meetings, the GFF president joined the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports to extend an invitation to President Hayatou to visit The Gambia at his earliest convenience. This was quickly embraced by the CAF president, and he promised to honour the invitation in the near future.
The Gambian officials were then seated at the VIP dais for the third place spot finals of the Africa Women Championship between South Africa and Ivory Coast, before watching the finals between Nigeria and Cameroon.
The Executive of the GFF takes this opportunity to thank all stakeholders for their show of support and encouragement to the course of developing Gambia football.