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Momodou



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Posted - 21 Apr 2014 :  13:43:58  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gambia disqualified
21-04-2014

The Organising Committee for the Orange Africa U-20 Championship has disqualified Gambia from the competition. The decision follows a protest by Liberia on some players of Gambia during the first leg on Sunday, 6 April 2014, which Gambia won 1-0.

Indeed, Sampierre Mendy, Buba Sanneh, Bubacarr Trawally, Saloum Fall and Ali Sowe were all born in 1994 and are not qualified to participate in the competition reserved for players born on or after 1 January 1995, as stated in a circular dated 2 September 2013 sent to all Member Associations of CAF.

In view of this, Match Number 22 (second leg) Gambia – Liberia scheduled for 25-27 April is canceled, and Liberia has qualified for the next round.

Source: CAF

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kobo



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Posted - 22 Apr 2014 :  03:46:41  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Disqualified 2014 Gambia U20 Soccer Team photo

GAMBIA SPORTS NEWS: Gambia disqualified from U-20 qualifiers for fielding overage players

Edited by - kobo on 22 Apr 2014 05:41:05
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kobo



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Posted - 22 Apr 2014 :  11:46:12  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. Gambia disqualified from U-20 qualifiers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Gambia has been thrown out of the African Youth Championship qualifiers by the Confederation of African Football for fielding five overage players in their 1-0 win over Liberia on April 6th.

The decision followed the Liberian Football Association’s appeal to CAF, immediately after the preliminary round first leg qualifier in Monrovia, and the Organising Committee of the U-20 competition says Sampierre Mendy, Buba Sanneh, Bubacarr Trawally, Saloum Fall and Ali Sowe were indeed all ineligible to participate in the competition.

According to CAF in a statement on its official website Monday morning, the Gambian quintet were all born in 1994 and are not qualified to participate in the competition “reserved for players born on or after 1 January 1995, as stated in a circular dated 2 September 2013 sent to all Member Associations of CAF.”

The CAF statement concluded that in view of this, the return leg that was scheduled to take place in Banjul this weekend between the two teams has been canceled, and Liberia has qualified for the next round where they will meet Ivory Coast. The Ivorians qualified to the next round after Guinea Bissau withdrew from the qualifiers.

When contacted by Observer Sports, Buba ‘Star’ Janneh, the spokesperson of the Gambia Football Federation, confirmed CAF’s decision. According to him, they were officially notified by the Confederation of African Football Sunday evening, but he was not willing to give much detail at the time.

“I am on my way to an executive meeting on that issue and from there we will try to study the details of the decision and then advise ourselves on the decision to take,” Janneh told Observer Sports........

Source: Full Report Daily Observer News

2. Gambia U-20 disqualifed NSC expresses ‘total consternation’

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The National Sports Council, NSC, has expressed “total consternation”, following the announcement by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, that The Gambia has been disqualified from the current U-20 football championship, fielding “over-aged players”.

It said it has “formed a task force to investigate the matter, and take appropriate action accordingly”, in a press release dated Monday 21 April........

Source: Full Report The Point News

3. DAILY OBSERVER EDITORIAL: Stop the blame game

4. THE POINT SPORTS NEWS: “This is not a blame game”

Edited by - kobo on 23 Apr 2014 20:48:27
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Momodou



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Posted - 25 Apr 2014 :  14:37:12  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
GFF executive takes full responsibility for U-20 fiasco
The Point: Thursday, April 24, 2014


Mustapha Kebbeh, president of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), has said they take full responsibility for The Gambia’s disqualification from the qualifiers of the African youth championship. Kebbeh spoke to reporters at a press conference held at Football House Wednesday.
He also announced that the GFF executive will invite the police to investigate and report on what happened.

This was Kebbeh’s first public comment on what is being called “the Gambia U-20 fiasco”, as he was reportedly out of the country, when CAF announced the disqualification of The Gambia.

“We have taken full responsibility; we know we are accountable as a team; as a leader you do not give up in trying times, you own up,” he said at the press conference, adding that they owe it to The Gambia, and called on everyone to continue working in the interest of the nation.

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kobo



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Posted - 02 May 2014 :  15:08:40  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. The Point News Friday, May 02, 2014
NSC task force says GFF executive be asked to ‘resign’

2. Daily Observer News Friday, May 02, 2014
TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS GFF EXECUTIVE TO RESIGN

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kobo



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Posted - 03 May 2014 :  09:54:38  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote


The Standard News Friday, May 02, 2014


"The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially suspended Gambia from all football competitions for two years.

"The Executive Committee has finally decided to suspend the Gambian Football Association for two years from all CAF competitions in accordance with “Article 37 Paragraph 1 of the regulations of the African U-20 Championship," a statement read on CAF's website on Saturday.

"Article 37 states that for any deliberate intention to foul or cheat in any matter involving the falsification of documents, the defaulting association shall be suspended for two years from all CAF competitions," the statement added."

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kobo



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Posted - 03 May 2014 :  16:10:14  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. Wikipedia with 2014 CAF Champions League

2. CAF RULES AND REGULATIONS;


3. CAF NEWS:

  • CAF Official Website

  • Gambia suspended from all competitions for two years

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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 05 May 2014 :  16:17:39  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. The Point News Monday, May 05, 2014

    ‘Gambia’s suspension equivalent to killing football’ – Sports minister

    2. Daily Observer News Monday, May 05, 2014

    SPORTS MINISTER VOWS TO DEFEND GAMBIA’S INTEREST

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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 06 May 2014 :  22:35:43  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    UPDATE: FOROYAA SPORTS NEWS GFF ponders appeal to CAF

    Published on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 | Written by Sulayman Bah

    Gambia Football Federation is pondering appealing the two-year ban imposed on Gambia by Confederation of African Football.

    The suspension is slammed on the country after Caf's investigation found Gambia wanting of 'deliberately fielding' ineligible players.

    The ruling followed Liberia's appeal to the continental body on the back of the Young Lone Stars' defeat to the young Scorpions of the Gambia in a first-leg match in Monrovia, Liberia.

    The verdict -labelled harsh in some quarters -will see the senior Scorpions ruled out of the Caf preliminary qualifiers just when they were due to battle Seychelles unless the decision is miraculously overturned.

    But Mustapha Kebbeh, president of the Gambia Football Federation reveals that efforts are being made to 'salvage the country'.

    "We are working assiduously with Caf and there are already in-roads in our effort. We are pre-occupied with working toward salvaging the country from this situation which will include an appeal to Caf. We are not going to the Court of Arbitration just yet, but we will appeal to Caf to solve this problem," Kebbeh told Foroyaa Sport over the weekend.

    The current GFF executives have come under torrents of derides from outraged members of the public in reaction to the ban caused by a technical error with Sports Council setting up a taskforce to probe the matter. The enquiry’s final report found the GFF culpable urging it to swiftly resign.

    And when asked over the federation's stance on the NSC's decision Kebbeh responded:" We are going to make our position very clear soon. The Gambia is bigger than all of us. We should not put personal problems into it. We are working to find a solution."

    When the news of Gambia filtrered through and abound, Ali Sowe was at the centre of the brouhaha with the youngster reported to have made double entries to his age.

    Caf believes, the 19-year-old could be 25 after a search mounted uncovered a passport number the same as his with 1988 year of birth registration when he allegedly played for Gamtel in the Confederation Cup .

    On the issue of the erstwhile Serrekunda United ace, Kebbeh said, the error which forced the striker into being probed was a typographic one.

    "It was a typographic mistake. Caf found out that there's a passport bearing a similar number with Ali but with different year. And that we are trying to settle it," he concludes.
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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 08 May 2014 :  21:13:56  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. Foroyaa Sports News 'signs of headway' in GFF-MOYS talks

    Published on Thursday, 08 May 2014 | Written by Sulayman Bah

    The federation and government are locked in talks for days now with the concerted efforts on putting up a bold appeal with convincing evidence to Confederation of African Football reportedly topping the meeting's agenda. The discussion is prompted by Caf's two-year ban on Gambia for age-cheating leading to the expulsion of the young Scorpions in the AYC following appeal by Liberia.

    Public reaction to the suspension has been of dismay with the GFF on the receiving end of derides especially with the disqualification of Gambia's senior team from the Afcon 2015 preliminaries.

    However, in a bid to reverse the continental body's verdict -labelled high handed in some quarters - the federation has craved public indulgence and requires backing from government whom they have held talks with, with conclusions yet to be reached.

    Parties involved are tight-lipped about how far things have turned out, but sources close to the meeting claim there have been some ' signs of headway' registered. Deputy permanent Secretary Malang Jassey wouldn't be drawn into topics related to the talks when reached yesterday.

    Analysts akin with CAF issues reckon GFF faces race against time with Caf deadline for appeal edging.

    2. The Point News Thursday, May 05, 2014

    Edited by - kobo on 08 May 2014 21:14:54
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    Momodou



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    Posted - 09 May 2014 :  13:22:54  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    Lamin Sanneh turns down GFF committee post

    By Cherno Omar Bobb

    The Point: Friday, May 09, 2014


    Lamin Sanneh, permanent secretary at the ministry of Lands and Regional Government, has turned down his selection to serve as a member of the new committee set up to steer the affairs of the Gambia Football Federation, GFF.
    Contacted by this reporter yesterday for his reaction to the new post, Lamin Sanneh said: “Well it is a very good offer; that I have been considered for this position to contribute my quota to sports in this country; but I have been just promoted as permanent secretary 2 at the Ministry of Lands and Regional Government, and I have not yet settled down.”

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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 09 May 2014 :  15:45:41  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. 3-month suspension for GFF officials

    The Point: Friday, May 09, 2014


    The Point has learned through reliable sources that the suspension of the four Gambia Football Federation (GFF) officials will last for three months.

    It could be recalled that Youth and Sports minister Alieu K. Jammeh on Wednesday announced the suspension of Mustapha Kebbeh, GFF president, Buba ‘Star’ Janneh, 1st vice-president, Kebba K. Touray, 2nd vice-president, and Basiru Bajo, 3rd vice-president, at a press conference held at the conference room of the Independence Stadium in Bakau....

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    2. Related The Point Sports News


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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 12 May 2014 :  20:22:57  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. THE POINT NEWS
    2. DAILY OBSERVER NEWS



    3. FREEDOM NEWS

    Edited by - kobo on 12 May 2014 21:14:52
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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 14 May 2014 :  16:15:24  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. FREEDOM NEWS SHARED A LEAKED RELEVANT DOCUMENT ON:

    2. THE POINT NEWS: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Edited by - kobo on 14 May 2014 16:50:36
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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 16 May 2014 :  03:23:22  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    THE POINT NEWS: Thursday, May 15, 2014
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    kobo



    United Kingdom
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    Posted - 16 May 2014 :  22:43:28  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
    1. FOROYAA SPORTS NEWS: Ebou Secka adds to NSC arrestees -as Programme officer in police net

    Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Written by Sulayman Bah

    Ebou Secka of the National Sports Council is the latest official to be taken into custody following the recent mass arrest of sporting officials by police late last week, Foroyaa Sport can report. Secka, the erstwhile Gambia Football Association Assistant Secretary General under the Normalisation Committee, now joined his colleagues from NSC officials and GFF who have been in custody for six days now.

    The programme officer of the council and part of Gambia’s delegation in the U-20 away fixture in Monrovia was apprehended on Monday, 12 May, and is said to be helping the police in their investigation, according to a source.

    His detention is said to be in connection to Gambia’s disqualification by Caf , thus bringing the total number of arrested council’s executive members to three. At the same time, nine GFF executive committee members are being held beyond the 72 hours constitutional requirement.

    Below is list of the twelve arrested Gambia sports officials Mustapha Kebbeh, GFF president,
    VPs: Buba Janneh,
    Kebba Touray and Basirou Bajo,
    Technical Director Ebrima Manneh,
    SG Abass Bah and Borry Darbo, co-opted executive member,
    referee association chairman Lamin Camara,
    Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy, NSC Executive Director, Pa Sulay and Marcel Mendy (NSC deputy Executive Director) and Ebou Secka, NSC Programme Officer.

    2. DAILY OBSERVER NEWS: Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Edited by - kobo on 16 May 2014 22:45:58
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