Feb 3, 2012, 2:17 PM
The National Sports Council has convened a meeting with the Bureau members of the Gambia National Olympic Committee to finalise all pending issues geared towards a free and fair election for the vacant post of the president at the GNOC, Pointsport can confirm.
The meeting, set for Thursday, 4 November this year, is the second meeting scheduled by the council following the inability of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) to attend the initial meeting billed for 26 October 2010.
Affiliated clubs of the GNOC could not elect their candidate on October 20, the date set aside for the election, due to “inconsistencies”.
According to sources, the meeting will provide both parties the enabling environment to conform to the provisions of the National Sports Council Act and the Olympic Charter so that sports development will operate in the spirit of mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play for players in sport.
The two aspiring presidential candidates - Momodou Dibba, president of the Gambia Draught Association, and Abdoulie Touray, president of the Gambia Cycling Association, are also invited to this important meeting.