GFA Boss Appointed to Fifa
Following the announcement by the FIFA president Sepp Blatter at the 61st FIFA congress in Zurich on June, 2011 that the composition of the FIFA standing Committees shall be revised and restructured completely, the President of the Gambia Football Association Seedy MB Kinteh has duly been appointed as a member of the FIFA Development Committee.
Mr Kinteh's appointment to the third highest committee within the FIFA structure has made him the first Gambian to occupy the top position and hence among a few Africans serving in the Committee.
He also serves as a committee member in the CAF Inter Cluc committee headed by CAF president Issa Hayatou. Seedy Kinteh became president of the Gambia Football Association in 2005 and subsequently in 2010 to present where in both periods he stood unopposed ushering in a new development sequence in Gambian football hence the array of successes registered during his tenure.
Mr Kinteh will be warmly welcomed by the FIFA family at the World football governing body's next meeting soon in Zurich. This unprecedented development came barely a week after the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that Mr Peter Bornu Johnson was appointed Head Coach for the Gambia National Team.
The Gambia “Scorpions” will be taking on the Desert Foxes of Algeria in Banjul on the 29th of February in the first leg game for the preliminary rounds of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in South Africa.