GFF in talks with FIFA to build 60,000 capacity stadium in WCR

Jun 18, 2020, 12:47 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Minister of Youth and Sports, Hadrammeh Sidibeh has told the parliament that The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) is in talks with world football governing body FIFA for the construction of a new 60,000 capacity stadium for West Coast Region.

The Gambia, who is yet to qualify for any major FIFA or CAF competition at senior level, has only one stadium with six mini-stadiums across the country. 

The country’s mini-stadiums are in pretty bad shape and lawmakers on Wednesday invited the sports minister to shed light on any plan to fix the dilapidated stadium.

According to him, his ministry is in consultation with relevant ministries had developed a plan to engage partners for construction and refurbishment of the said facility and the construction of new facilities. “Gambia Football Federation is also in consultation with Fifa in financing a 60,000 capacity stadium in the West Coast Region,” said Hadrammeh Sidibeh.