Football stakeholders unanimously adopted GFF AGM reports

Dec 28, 2020, 1:07 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Delegates at The Gambia Football Federation Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday unanimously adopted reports presented by the football leadership at a gathering held at the Football Hotel in Yundum.

The GFF AGM is a constitutional requirement where the football family interface with its duty bearers to review activities of the year under review.

The president of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Lamin Kaba Bajo, in his report to delegates, said the calendar year 2020 is of mixed feelings as it turned around to a global Covid-19 pandemic that has taken the world to a standstill which halted their football and its related activities.

“Despite the standby, the GFF under my stewardship since our assumption into office in 2014 has not at any point skipped a single AGM. This robust performance is a testimony to our commitment to ensuring best operational efficiencies, and the respect we attached to defending the GFF Constitution in football management in line with both CAF and FIFA Statutes and the National Laws of The Gambia,” he said.

Commenting on the GFF Financial jurisprudence, Mr. Bajo noted that GFF under his leadership continues to put high esteem on the respect to the laws and conventions governing football and as such, “we will never deviate from articulating our competencies in good governance and efficient financial management”.

He said the GFF will never relent in forging partnership with stakeholders, including Gambia government and the private sector.

Mr. Bakary Sanyang of Foresight Chartered Certified and Management Accountants, while dilating on the Audited Accounts, concluded that the GFF accounts are in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

“In our opinion, the Federation’s financial statements as at 31st December 2019 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended and were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the requirements of the Federation’s constitution “, he said

For his part, Kemo Ceesay, GFF finance director highlighted on the financial successes of the Federation for the period 2019, attributing it to strict adherence to the rules and regulations as in consonance with FIFA and CAF and as well the monitoring and supervision from the Executive Committee.

He added that the report indicates 71.7 million Dalasi as the current financial position of the Federation.

The AGM was attended by two delegates from each Male 1st and 2nd Division League Clubs, four delegates from each Regional Football Association and three delegates from each Allied Association.

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