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President Bajo widens more cooperation for GFF

Mar 13, 2020, 3:25 PM

President of the Gambia Football Federation Lamin Kabba Bajo has hit the button making another monumental breakthrough for the GFF following his meeting with the president of Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday in Madrid.

Mr. Bajo is in Madrid, Spain at the invitation of the Spanish FA President Mr. Luis Rubiales. The visit follows his earlier visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2020 when he was initially invited as a Special Guest by his Spanish counterpart for the cup final where the two presidents discussed on a wide range of matters for the mutual benefits of the two federations.

Key amongst the recent Madrid meeting was the agreement to establish a bilateral cooperation between the two federations for the development of the game in their respective countries.

During the high table convergence, Bajo and Rubiales further agreed to put up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed which will detail the various areas of cooperation.

The two Football Association (FA) presidents agreed to work on Technical which will encompass training and attachment of coaches, referees and Administrators, Women’s and Youth football , Infrastructure development,  test matches and training camps for the Gambia Senior National Team and other categories of national teams, Club Licensing and Professionalization of the domestic League and exchange visits.

This giant stride is the second in two months where the GFF President inked a cooperation to broaden opportunity for the Gambia and open up new avenues for the football family in the country.

It could be recalled that Mr. Bajo had a similar cooperation with the Saudi FA in January 2020 when he visited the Kingdom at the invitation of the Spanish FA.

 The Jeddah meeting availed the GFF boss signed a bilateral cooperation with the Saudi FA for the first time in the history of Gambian football for the GFF to ink partnership with an Asian country which amongst others includes the hosting of Gambia national team on training camps, providing support in technical areas like refereeing, coaching and infrastructure.

The recent Madrid visit precedes Mr. Bajo’s earlier meetings with both the President of the Spanish FA Luis Rubiales and the Director of international Relations for the Spanish FA Jorge Mowincle Sagnier on the possibilities of forging cooperation between the two federations