GFA announces adoptive congress
The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association (GFA) at its Executive meeting held last week, has unanimously agreed to hold the second adoptive congress for the new constitution on Saturday 13th April, 2013 at the Independence Stadium Friendship Hostel Hall.
This development is sequel to an earlier demand by FIFA after the first constitutional congress held on Saturday December 8th, 2012 was rejected by some voters which the World football governing body later realised to be clubs that have not been playing regular football under GFA competitions and as well some ghost clubs that do not exists at all.
FIFA having consulted their envoy to The Gambia who witnessed the adoptive congress and other relevant stakeholders that culminated in their Member Associations meeting held in Zurich concluded amongst other items the Gambia's fate at its last adoptive congress and therefore formally wrote to the GFA to hold another congress under the new dispensation that would allow only legitimate stakeholders (teams that play regular GFA competitions) to partake in the forthcoming adoptive congress.
In a related but separate development, the Normalisation Committee is said to be dismayed by statements contained recently in some media headlines relative to the said subject matter. Reports that FIFA has been falsely informed about the current situation in The Gambia is itself misguiding and erroneous. FIFA need not to be told about events happening in The Gambia because the body has been closely following the country's football ever since and are cognizant of the prevailing conditions. Furthermore, FIFA has sent an envoy in the country to monitor the situation and also help in the process of normalisation. The World football governing body was in all cases monitoring events in The Gambia and had tangible clues about the country's football evolution and cannot therefore be fooled for selfish interests. The Normalisation Committee further states that it is at the forefront of decentralizing football, hence its new device to cater for Regional Football Associations as contained in the new draft constitution which was flatly voted against by some clubs at the December 8th Adoptive Congress.
The Normalisation Committee described the statement as baseless, misleading and egoistic on the part of the author(s). The Gambia Football Association therefore calls for the continuous co operation of the general public ahead of the new date which is now schedule for Saturday 13th April, 2013 at the Independence Stadium.