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Lamin Sports Committee Overrules Sutton United Appeal

Sep 9, 2009, 6:11 AM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Sutton United football team of Lamin, who sent an appeal letter to Lamin Youth and Sports Committee (LAYSCOM) against their rival, Lamin Lodge FC on Friday August 28th 2009, for filling an ineligible player was said to be disregarded by the Lamin Youth and Sports Committee, due to inappropriate team address.

The said match which was won by Lamin Lodge 3-0, an appeal could not hold substance according to Lamin sports outfit in a letter addressed to Sutton United, hence the entire outline of Sutton United FC's letter was rather cumbersome.

"It therefore made it very difficult for LAYSCOM to determine who the sender or the recipient of the letter is, as Sutton United FC letter contained six different addresses".

According to the Secretary-General of Sutton United FC, David Gibba who walked into Point offices yesterday afternoon, his team has confirmed that Lamin Lodge had fielded an ineligible player during their August 28th match by the name Pa Babou Camara, who wore No. 14 jersey during the said encounter.

He said his team had received confirmation from a reliable source that the alleged player, Pa Babou Camera's name is Abubacarr Camara, and that he is a registered player for Jarinton Footall team of Serrekunda West Sports Organisation SWESO, which is against LAYSCOM 2008/09 Nawettan rules and regulations.

Gibba said the said player played a Nawettan league and had previously registered with Inter Milan in the qualifying round of the same league.

According to Gibba, his team had contacted the said players legal club i.e. Jarinton FC who had confirmed the story, adding that the said player was registered as Pa Babou Camara for Lamin Lodge FC, while at the same time feature and played in for Jarinton zero-zero league against Gampost FIFA on their August 15th, 2009 match in the ongoing SWESO Nawettan league.
He said his team had left the investigations in the hands of LAYSCOM.
In responding to Sutton United FC appeal letter, he said Lamin Youth and Sports Committee acknowledged the receipt of the letter, dated 29th August 2009 appealing against Lamin Lodge FC for fielding an ineligible player during the match on August 28th 2009.
LAYSCOM letter stated that all the facts that were submitted in Sutton United FC's appeal are indisputable, adding that the Sutton appeal was not approved by the LAYSCOM as a result of the following:
The entire outline of Sutton United FC's letter was rather cumbersome and therefore made it very difficult for LAYSCOM to determine who the sender or the recipient of the letter is i.e. their Sutton United FC letter contained six different addresses.

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