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Interior Football Club protest against GFA on footballer: Isatou Jallow

Apr 19, 2012, 2:42 PM | Article By: Fatoumatta Jawara

The Interior Football Club have laid a protest against the Gambia Football Association in connection with its ruling against Isatou Jallow, a former player of Watermann Football Club after problems surrounding her transfer to Interior.

Isatou Jallow, who transferred to the female side on 18 July 2011 and played for Interior in their match against Red Scorpions, was said not to be in line with the provision of the Gambia football Association rule and Regulations.

According to an appeal letter addressed to Red Scorpions, Isatou played her first match against Red Scorpions on 30 July less than 14 days after the transfer was granted outside the transfer window of the Women Football league.

It further stated that the players incense with her former club has never been surrendered to the GFA as provided in the rules and regulation of the competition.

The letter states that a club that register a transferred player from another club must surrender the player’s licence with the transfer certificate to the secretary general of the association two weeks before the player plays his/her first match for his/her new club.

An incense would also have to be issued to the player.

Therefore the Gambia football Association in reply to the Red Scorpions appealed against Interior on the said game and awarded the Reds with three points and two goals.

In this regard, Commissioner Abdoulie Sanyang of Interior Football Club said at a press conference on Tuesday at the Police Headquarters in Banjul that they were unfairly treated by the GFA, on the appeal of the Red Scorpions Female Team which was because of the said player Isatou Jallow, who was a former player from Watermann FC.

He said they need a review the decision, saying this is why they cannot play their league matches because of that appeal. “Why is the GFA treating us unfairly,” he asks.

“We have to re-act because of the three points that have been taken by the GFA as a result of the appeal from the Red Scorpions,” he added.

He said they still have not received a letter from the FA to inform them about the outcome of the appeal against the Red Scorpions, “which is a big disappointment” for them.