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Karate Association denies nominating Capi Joof for GNOC Presidency

Oct 24, 2016, 9:49 AM

The Executive Committee of the Gambia Karate Association has denied nominating Dodou ‘Capi’ Joof for the forthcoming Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) election.

It was initially reported that the karate association was part of those organizations listed as supporting Dodou ‘Capi’ Joof.

A press release sent yesterday to Pointsports and signed by the 2nd vice president of the association, Sang Gomez, stated that the “nomination done by any individual in the name of the association is null and void”.

The following is the full text of the press release sent to this paper by the association:

“The Executive Committee of the Gambia Karate Federation is hereby informing the General Public, especially the National Sports Council, GNOC and the Sporting Fraternity that in connection with the upcoming GNOC Elections, the Committee did not nominate any candidate as published by the newspapers.

“Therefore, any nomination done by any individual in the name of Karate is null and void, as the decision making body of the Federation is not aware of such nomination and therefore, would not endorse the nomination done on behalf of Karate.

 “The Federation is committed to democratic principles as stipulated in its constitution and shall continue to adhere to those principles.”