Oct 4, 2021, 1:50 PM
The National Coordinating Committee (NCC), tasked to supervise the country’s participation in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations is tasked to raise about D120 million ahead of The Gambia’s maiden Afcon tournament appearance.
The balloting for the continent’s bi-annual biggest football festivity was initially slated for 25 June 2021 but the balloting was postponed due to covid-19 pandemic.
The Scorpions will be hoping to avoid heavy-weights such as Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal in the balloting for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Gambia secured qualification to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations following their slender 1-0 victory over Angola in a tricky qualifier match played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on 25 March 2021.
Meanwhile, the continent’s bi-annual biggest football jamboree is set to begin on 9 January 2022.
Gambian leader, Adama Barrow has said that in support of the Youth and Sports sector, his government has approved the Youth and Sports Development Levy to generate a responsive development roadmap linked to the National Development Plan (NDP).
Gambia and AS Roma midfielder Ebrima Darboe over the weekend paid a courtesy call on the President of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Lamin Kaba Bajo at Football House in Kanifing.