Mar 24, 2021, 2:10 PM
The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) on Monday 22nd March, resumed its final phase of the ongoing CAF C” License Coaching Course.
GFF said it learnt with deep shock and sadness the passing on of its former Secretary General Cum President George Gomez.
Mr Gomez was former GFA President from 1990-1992, a period that eventually ushered in former Football Boss Alh Babou Ceesay (1992-1993).
Mr Gomez was a member of the GFF Awards and Legends Committee and played a pivotal part in the first organised Football Awards held in January 2019.
The former Gambia Olympic movement CEO will be vividly remembered for his myriad knowledge in sports having authored a widely read publication "Milestones in Gambian Football" which chronicles the most important events of Football history in the Gambia. His book cradled the formative years and recent Gambian Football development.
He recently hailed the GFF Football leadership for their show of recognition and honor to late Alh Momodou Njie (Biri Biri) who also passed away in July.
Following the announcement of the sad news, GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo said Football and sports world has lost an icon. "Uncle George Gomez was an epicentre of Football development and we at the Football House have lost an irreplaceable legend". Mr Bajo further described the late Goerge as a true partner and collaborator of the GFF "who has worked with us in every aspect of our development agenda as an adviser and committed member of the Legends Identification Commitee".
The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) described its former Executive Director as was a great Gambian and an amazing human being.
“We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and pray they have all the courage to cope with this tragedy”, added GNOC.
Gambian striker Yankuba Jarju scored his first league goal for his French third tier side, Cholet during their 2-1 home win over Creteil in their week twenty-one fixtures of the French National 1 (third division league) played at the Stade Pierre Blouen on Saturday.
Gambia Cricket Association (GCA) has urged all clubs that failed to meet the registration deadline for the 2020 season to ensure that they regularize their registration on or before the extended date of Monday 22 June 2020.
The Gambia Senior National Team Coach, Tom Saintfeit has expressed satisfaction with his team's preparation ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers resumption due in November.