GFF Executive/Nna Gambia Pix

Police in the Gambian capital Banjul at the weekend detained the executive members of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF).

Kairo News correspondent who confirmed the story said the detained football officials include President Mustapha Kebbeh, his three Vice Presidents, Secretary General Abass Bah and four other executive committee members.

The officials, who were detained at Banjul Police Station, have not been charged with any crime at the time of piecing together this story.

The arrest and detention followed the suspension of the GFF Executive by the Ministry of Sports and the National Sports Council this week in the wake of the Confederation of African Football’s banning of the Gambia from continental football for fielding an over aged player.

Youth and Sports Minister Alieu Jammeh accused  GFF officials of violating the National Sports Council’s Act and for also failing to fulfill their obligations and responsibilities.

A five-member interim committee has been set up to steer the affairs of the GFF.

Football clubs have already expressed dissatisfaction about the government intervention, accusing the Sports Minister of being too intrusive. They vowed to protest against the suspension of the executive that came into office following a hotly contested election last July.  These club officials said it was not fair to punish an executive in such a harsh manner, considering their fast pace of progress in less than a year into office.

Kairo News will follow the story and keep its readers posted on the unfolding developments.



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