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GFF president renews Gambia, Morocco football partnership

Mar 27, 2020, 10:41 PM

of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Lamin Kaba Bajo has renewed his federation’s partnership with the Federation Royale Marocaine De Football following the signing of another new agreement between the GFF and the FRMF held in Rabat recently.

The two years partnership agreement between the two Federations is effective March 12th, 2020 with the objective of promoting cooperation between the two federations.

This amongst other items in the agreement is in order to develop exchanges and build greater synergy that will contribute to the development of football.

Key amongst the agreement is to establish a bilateral cooperation between the two federations for the development of the game in their respective countries.

 The two football association presidents further agreed to work on the development of football through the training of technicians and administrators as well as referees, through exchanging programs.

The agreement also encompasses the development of sports events programs, and training workshops, mutual support between their sports training centers, organisation of friendly matches and promoting the development of youth football.

As part of the agreement in organizing international football matches, the two football federations shall work together and facilitate the organization of friendly matches of National Senior, local and Olympic teams (U23), youth categories U15, U17, U20 as well as women national teams.

President Bajo and his counterpart Faouzi Lekjaa  both expressed optimism and assured commitment to boost their respective nations’ sports agendas.

The two FA presidents, pursuant to the ideals and principles of solidarity preached by FIFA and CAF in the development of football worldwide, seized the opportunity to build relationships of trust and cooperation between the federations to promote mutual harmonious development.

This recent partnership is the third giant stride in two months added to a similar agreement that Bajo endorsed with the Spanish Football Federation on 11th March 2020 while in Madrid at the invitation of the Spanish Football Association President Luis Rubiales.

The Madrid meeting follows Bajo’s earlier visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2020 where he signed cooperation with the Saudi Football Association which amongst others include the hosting of Gambia national team on training camps, providing support in technical areas like Refereeing, Coaching and infrastructure.