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Golf association suspends golf tourneys following expulsion of officials

Sep 17, 2012, 1:41 PM

The Gambia Golf Association (GGA) has passed a resolution suspending all sponsored golf tournaments at Fajara Club until further notice.

This decision is in accordance with its powers under the National Sports Council Act 2000, the National Sports Policy 2010-2019, the GGA Constitution and the R&A Rules of Golf, the GGA, according to Modou Drammeh, secretary general.

The resolution, passed on Friday, was done following a meeting of the committee.

The committee has decided that Fajara Club be suspended from holding any sponsored golf tournaments until the expulsions from Fajara Club of both GGA President Ebrima Jawara and GGA committee member Pa Famara J. J. Jatta are revoked unconditionally.

It also pointed out that until the expulsions are unconditionally revoked, the GGA “will not sign a memorandum of understanding with Fajara Club”.

Finally the committee has also called for legal action to be taken against the Fajara Club Trustees on behalf of Ebrima Jawara and Pa Famara J. J. Jatta.

In order to help resolve the problem, National Sports Council Executive Secretary Mamodou Max Jallow has called a meeting between the GGA and Fajara Club to be held on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at the stadium.

The meeting is expected to be attended by Hon. Fatou Mass Jobe and Hon. Alieu K. Jammeh with the NSC as agreed. The GNOC president is also invited to the meeting.

It also pointed out that the NSC will not take part in personal issues, as its mission is to work with national sport associations. 

“We should clearly distinguish the clubs that are affiliated with the National Sports Association and members that form a national sports association just like the GGA,” it said.

“Our aim is to make the GGA work with Fajara Club amicably to help promote and develop Golf. We believe through positive dialogue the issues will be solved for good.”