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Issa Hayatou assures Bajo of CAF support

Oct 1, 2014, 11:08 AM

CAF President Issa Hayatou has assured new Gambia Football Federation President Lamin Kaba Bajo of the support of the Confederation of African Football in order to ensure he achieves a successful mission.

In a letter sent to Bajo, the CAF President on behalf of CAF and the entire African football family expressed his warmest congratulations to Bajo and wished him “a very successful tenure” in his position providing the perfect avenue to steer national football to new heights.

Hayatou added that he learned about his Saturday 20th September 2014 election with great excitement.

CAF is indeed confident that Bajo’s experience will benefit not only Gambian football,

but also African football as a whole, he continued, and that they “look forward to cement their partnership and exchanges in order to benefit the youth of our beloved continent.”

Moreover, in line with their exchanges with the Normalization Committee and FIFA, the

CAF Executive Committee at its meeting dated September 20th 2014 in Addis Ababa,

decided to exceptionally lift the suspension imposed on the Gambia Football

Federation to participate in CAF competitions for two years (a decision taken in April

2014), he announced.

Such a decision is depended on the fact that all matters of age cheating or

other similar and punishable offences should not occur in the future with the Gambia

Football Federation, he warned.

“CAF counts indeed on each of its members to lead by example, and ensure that our

regulations are respected across the continent”, he concluded.