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Sports Council gets new leadership structure

Feb 17, 2014, 9:41 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

As part of the ongoing drive to effectively run sports management in the country , the Ministry of Youth and Sports, MOYS, has changed the leadership structure of the National Sports Council, NSC, giving it a new look in terms of hierarchy, distinction of roles and terms of references all geared towards making this important office effective, relevant and active.

Under the new arrangement, the most senior position in the day-to-day administration of the office, which used to be called executive secretary, is now changed to executive director and the holder of that post is Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy. 

He is no stranger to the office after holding various roles in the NSC in addition to a decent and successful spell as coach of Armed Forces Football Club and a good career in football.

He will be assisted in the job by an Assistant Executive Secretary, who is now Marcel Mendy, who was formerly executive secretary of the National Youth Council before been deployed to the then GFA Normalization Committee in mid-2012.

A new position, programme manager responsible for national associations, has been created and is headed by Ebou L Secka, also formerly of Gambia For Gold Committee and the GFA Normalization Committee.

Secka, who also once served as administrative secretary of the GFA, brings a vast stock of experience in sports administration to his new job.

The position of Advocacy Manager has been created and given to Fabakary Touray, formerly development officer at the same office.

He will be assisted by a well-known and versatile female sports journalist Ida Bah, who has been appointed Advocacy Officer, one of the new positions created at the NSC.

The job of Finance and Administration Manager goes to Lamin Marong.

Commenting on this development, an official of the MOYS while confirming the appointments said the changes are part of the ministry’s drive to increase capacity and efficiency in the running of sports in the country.

He reminded The Point that the department of Youth and Sports is now being changed to directorate of planning also as part of the new vision at MOYS.