Sep 3, 2021, 1:39 PM
Gambia’s basketball has been severely hit hard as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The players had been expecting their match bonuses following the qualification of The Gambia to the Africa Cup Nations but the government differed the payments to this month.
People familiar with the issue have now told The Fatu Network the players have been told they would be given 11 million dalasis but they are feeling insulted about it.
At least 40 players represented the country at various points during international football games.
The Minister of Youth and Sport Bakary Badjie confirmed that 11.1 million dalasis is what the government has prepared to give to the players.
He, however, said he wasn’t aware of the footballers feeling hurt.
According to the sport minister, the Under-20 are to receive 2.5 million dalasis while the nation’s volleyball team will be given D500,000.
Gambian forward, Ali Sowe scored and provided two assists during his Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia 3-1 home win over B36 Torshavn in the third round of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers played at the Balgarska Armia Stadium on Thursday.