GFF set dates for National Division One League 2021-22 season

Oct 25, 2021, 1:53 PM | Article By: Pa Barrow

The Competition Department of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has set November 9th to 19th November as the commencement of the new national leagues for both male and female in the first and division leagues of the country.

The head of competition who doubles as second vice president of GFF Ebou Faye confirmed the development in exclusive interview with Alkamba Times.

“Last year we started the league late and did not want to fall into that trap this time around. We all understand the limited playing grounds in the country due to the rehabilitation of majority of parks in the Greater Banjul Area. The rehabilitation turned out to be a total failure from the Federation and took full responsibility,” he stated.

“We will start the league earlier as we have more teams this season compare to the previous season. Both first and second division were increased from 14 to 16 and 16 to 18 teams respectively,” he added.

The Competition Department recently concluded a nationwide tour and had a discussion with all regional bodies responsible for football in their various regions. The discussion were centered on the commencement of the National league, U-15 and school football to be organised in all the seven regions among other things.

Read Other Articles In Sports
Ebriama Colley
Verona signs Gambian winger Ebrima Colley on loan
Sep 25, 2020, 1:53 PM

Top flight Italian side Hellas Verona has signed Scorpions winger Ebrima Colley on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season from Atalanta Bergamo.

Lamin Touray
Lamin Touray signs for Borussia Monchengladbach
May 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

German Topflight side, Borussia Monchengladbach on Monday signed Gambian wonder-kid Lamin Touray for their U23 team after he left Viktoria Köln.

Omar Colley v4
Omar Colley scores in Sampdoria pre-season win
Sep 11, 2020, 12:09 PM

Scorpions’ skipper, Omar Colley was on target for Sampdoria in their 3-0 pre-season win over Piacenza, played at the Stadio Garilli on Wednesday.

Gambia U 20 v2
Gambia U-20 intensifies training ahead of Africa U-20 Youth Championship
Jan 13, 2021, 11:36 AM

The Gambia U-20 team has intensified training for the 2021 Africa U-20 Youth Championship at the National Technical Training Centre in Yundum.