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Nominations: Gambia Football Federation…

Nominations: Gambia Football Federation Presidency

Nominations to the Gambia Football Federation Presidency are closing on Wednesday afternoon at 15:00hrs. The Gambia Football Federation will hold its national congress on July 31st, 2013 at the Friendship Hostel hall of the Independence Stadium.   The said congress will usher...

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IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CONSTITUTION

IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CONSTITUTION

The Gambia Football Federation is pleased to inform the general public of the receipt of a letter from the World football governing body FIFA in which they acknowledged the recent processes administered by the GFF Normalisation Committee leading to the...

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Gambia Regional Football Associations

Gambia Regional Football Associations

The Gambia Football Federation announces to the general public that it is concluding the process of conducting congresses at all the seven football regions as part of the process leading to the national executive congress. The GFF is pleased to...

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MOROCCO SCORED A BRACE AGAINST THE GAMBI…

MOROCCO SCORED A BRACE AGAINST THE GAMBIA

The Gambia has suffered another major dent in their quest for World Cup berth in 2014. Its the second time in two weeks conceding five goals in Banjul and Marrakech. The Atlas Lions masterminded a tricky start to onslaught the...

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GAMBIA WCQ IN MOROCCO

GAMBIA WCQ IN MOROCCO

The Gambia Football Federation wishes to announce that the National Football Team (Scorpions) would leave Banjul on Wednesday 12th June, 2013 to Morocco for their fifth World Cup Qualifying match against the Eagles schedule for Saturday 15th June in Marrakesh.   This...

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GAMBIA BRACES UP FOR IVORY COAST CONTEST

GAMBIA BRACES UP FOR IVORY COAST CONTEST

The Gambian Scorpions are gearing up for their return leg World Cup Qualifier against The Elephants of Ivory Coast bill for June 8th in Banjul. The Scorpions Coach Luciano Mancini has assembled a crop of local based players to be...

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GFA 2nd Div League Update

GFA 2nd Div League Update

Current league leaders Wallidan beat Tallinding United 3-2 in the Gambia Football Association second division league in the week-thirteen fixtures played at the Banjul Mini Stadium on Friday. Second-placed Banjul lost to relegation threatened KGI FC 1-0 at the Father Gough...

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YOUNG SCORPIONS ARRIVED WITH WINNING TRO…

YOUNG SCORPIONS ARRIVED WITH WINNING TROPHY

The Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Federation is pleased to inform the general public that the U-19 Scorpions have safely arrived home after taking part in the 4th edition of the annual Umbria Regional football tournament in Italy. The Young...

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YOUNG SCORPIONS WIN TROPHY

YOUNG SCORPIONS WIN TROPHY

The Gambia have at last again captured an international trophy away from home. After the 2009 U-17 finals played in Algeria where the darling teenagers came out victorious over hosts Algeria, its the second time again this year at the...

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GAMBIA U-19 TRAVELS TO ITALY TOURNAMENT

GAMBIA U-19 TRAVELS TO ITALY TOURNAMENT

The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Federation is pleased to finally announce that a selection of U-19 players has left for Italy to take part in the annual Umbria football tourney. A total of twenty players and five officials...

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GFF INAUGURATES REGIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCI…

GFF INAUGURATES REGIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES

The Gambia Football Federation under its Normalisation Committee is pleased to inform the general public that as part of its process leading to the election of new executive in June, has recently inaugurated Interim Committees to assist in the process...

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GFA Press Statement April 2013

GFA Press Statement April 2013

The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association has issued a press release stating that it is currently working with Football World governing body, FIFA, to ensure a way forward for June's elective congress.   The Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football...

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GFA Adoptive Congress

GFA Adoptive Congress

The controversial constitution of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) has been finally passed when delegates voted 27- 20 on Saturday to adopt the document, which has been a centre of hot controversy that raged for well over one year.   It was...

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Gamtel out of the African Confederations…

Gamtel out of the African Confederations Cup

Gamtel bowed out of the African Confederations Cup Saturday after succumbing to a 3-1 home defeat to CS Sfaxien, allowing the Tunisians to advance 7-3 on aggregate.   It was Gamtel's worst moment in their African campaign since the Communication aside made...

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GFA announces adoptive congress

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...

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FIFA extends Gambia Mandate

FIFA extends Gambia Mandate

The Gambia Football Association under its Normalisation Committee is pleased to inform the general public that the World governing football body FIFA has extended the mandate of the Normalisation Committee until the end of June, 2013.   This news was contained in...

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GAMBIA LOSE TO IVORY COAST IN WC QUALIFI…

GAMBIA LOSE TO IVORY COAST IN WC QUALIFIER

The Scorpions' confidence in the Second Round of World Cup Qualifiers against heavy favourites Ivory Coast have been dented a heavy blow after succumbing to a three nil cushion by the Elephants on Saturday March 23rd, 2013 at the Felix...

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Scorpions warm up against Niger with Win

Scorpions warm up against Niger with Win

The Gambia Scorpions' World Cup preparations are boosted by an emphatic 3-1 score line at a friendly played at the Niamey National stadium against the Antelopes of Niger. Scorpions' goals came from Abdou Jammeh who headed a corner kick from...

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SCORPIONS READY FOR THEIR PREPARATORY M…

 SCORPIONS READY FOR THEIR PREPARATORY MATCH

The Scorpions of the Gambia are bracing up for their first preparatory match against Niger National side on Wednesday 20th March at the Niamey national stadium. This is part of preparations planned for the Gambia ahead of its crucial World...

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MINISTER BID FAREWELL TO SCORPIONS

MINISTER BID FAREWELL TO SCORPIONS

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Alieu K Jammeh on Saturday 16th March, 2013 bade farewell to the Gambia National football team ahead of their much anticipated World Cup Qualifier against the Elephants of Ivory Coast. The Youths and...

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Gambia Team for Ivory Coast

Gambia Team for Ivory Coast

The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association (GFA) has named its entire plyer list and officials for the country's World Cup qualifier against the Elephants of Ivory Coast later next week.   The team is leaving Banjul on Sunday 17th March...

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GFA ORGANISES TWO DAY ORIENTATION WORKSH…

GFA ORGANISES TWO DAY ORIENTATION WORKSHOP FOR JOURNALISTS

A two day orientation for young journalists on the basic skills for reporting is underway at the Gambia Football Association Football House in Kanifing. The programme kicked off on Wednesday13th March and will run until Thursday 14th March, 2013.   Opening the...

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League Round up GFA

League Round up GFA

Ebrima Manneh's Interior secured their first win in the ongoing Gambia First Division League with a 2-0 scalp of a resurgent Gambia Armed Forces in a game played at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium in Brikama. Abou Sanyang scored the first goal...

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BUSY FOOTBALL WEEKEND FOR THE GAMBIA

BUSY FOOTBALL WEEKEND FOR THE GAMBIA

Two Gambian league clubs Real De Banjul and Gamtel were at hand over the weekend in Banjul and Dakar for their respective CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup 2nd leg preliminaries. The Gambian league champions overcame their Moroccan equivalents 2-1...

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THE GAMBIA LOSE TO MAURITANIA

THE GAMBIA LOSE TO MAURITANIA

The Gambia's Scorpions yesterday lost to the Mauritanian national football team (Maurabitones) by 2-0 in the first of two friendly matches to be played between the two sides at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. Gueye Abdoullah and Diakite Ismaila scored Mauritania's...

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GAMBIA BRACES UP AGAINST MAURITANIA IN F…

GAMBIA BRACES UP AGAINST MAURITANIA IN FRIENDLY

The Scorpions of The Gambia will on Wednesday and Saturday face off against the Maurabitones of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania at the country's only national stadium in Bakau. The friendly is part of preparations both countries are gearing up...

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Gamtel take lead in CAF Confederation Cu…

Gamtel take lead in CAF Confederation Cup

Gamtel FC Saturday took a giant stride towards the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 first leg home win over Senegalese side Asc HLM at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium in Brikama.   Midfielder Hamang Conteh was the hero...

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FIFA STATEMENT ON GFA ADOPTIVE CONGRESS

FIFA STATEMENT ON GFA ADOPTIVE CONGRESS

The world football governing body FIFA has finally written to the GFA about their verdict on the congress. The draft constitution which was put before delegates incorporated all the substantiated changes to the constitution and accepted by FIFA, CAF and...

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GFA League Updates Week Three

GFA League Updates Week Three

Gambia Ports Authority secured their second win of the season following a 3-1 defeat of Bakau United in a week three game played at the Box Bar Mini-Stadium in Brikama on Sunday.   The defeat condemned a sorry Bakau United to a...

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Gambia Premier League Kick Off

Gambia Premier League Kick Off

The Gambian Premier League football season got underway at the weekend with champions Real de Banjul opening the defence of their title with a laboured 1-0 defeat of Hawksat at the KG-5 Mini-Stadium in Banjul on Saturday.   The league champions who...

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GFA SECURES LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP

GFA SECURES LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP

Officials of the Gambia Football Association marketing Committee have finalised round table negotiations with the country’s leading GSM service provider Gamcel for the sponsorship of the 2013 domestic football league.   A staggering four million dalasi (D4million) is been agreed for the...

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SUPER CUP FINAL REAL DE BANJUL vs GAMTEL

SUPER CUP FINAL REAL DE BANJUL vs GAMTEL

SUPER CUP FINAL (REAL DE BANJUL vs GAMTEL) FOR SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER   The Gambia Football Association's Normalisation Committee (GFA) wishes to inform the general public that the 2012/2013 National league championship is slated to commence on Friday 28th December, 2012.   This will be...

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Gambia and Angola Draw

Gambia and Angola Draw

GAMBIA HELD ANGOLA TO DRAW IN BENGUELA   Gambia's home based Scorpions on Saturday 15th December, 2012 held Angola's Palancas Negras to a one all deadlock. Angola despite gaining luxury of possession could only score from a spot kick when defender Foday...

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The Gambia Football Constitution

The Gambia Football Constitution

The Gambia Football Association’s Constitution was finally amended and adopted by two-thirds majority of stakeholders who converged at the Independence Stadium Friendship Hotel in Bakau on Saturday 8 December 2012.   In a press conference held shortly after the adoption, the vice...

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GFA NORMALISATION COMMITTEE INCREASES ME…

GFA NORMALISATION COMMITTEE INCREASES MEMBERSHIP

At its weekly briefing held on Wednesday 14th November, 2012 at the GFA Boardroom in Kanifing the Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association (GFA) unanimously concluded amongst other items to incorporate Mr Lamin Camara chairman of the Gambia Referees...

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GFA DISCUSSES CONSTITUTION AND CALENDAR …

GFA DISCUSSES CONSTITUTION AND CALENDAR WITH LEAGUE CLUBS

The Normalisation Committee of The Gambia Football Association (GFA) over the weekend held discussions with league clubs on the draft constitution and proposed GFA calendar. The meeting was held on Saturday 10th November, 2012 at the Friendship Hostel Hall of...

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Sunderland - Africa link good for club

Sunderland - Africa link good for club

Sunderland vice-chairman David Miliband is confident the club's foray into Africa will help secure its financial future.   The Black Cats on Monday announced a sponsorship deal with Invest in Africa, a business initiative launched in association with Tullow Oil which it...

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WALLIDAN RELEGATED TO 2ND TEAR FOOTBALL

WALLIDAN RELEGATED TO 2ND TEAR FOOTBALL

Well over four decades of their life span The Gambia's most successful and decorated football club, Wallidan FC will for the first time be demoted to play their trade in the second tier of Gambian football next season after they...

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Gambian Girls Make Heroic Return

Gambian Girls Make Heroic Return

The Gambia Women U-17 football team on Monday returned home to a heroic welcome after they secured a place at the 2012 Azerbaijan World Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Tunisia in the return leg of the final round of...

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FIFA HOLD FRUITFUL TALKS WITH GAMBIAN AU…

FIFA HOLD FRUITFUL TALKS WITH GAMBIAN AUTHORITIES

Less than 24 hours after arriving in Zurich, to explain the reasons for dissolving the elected executive of the Gambia Football Association (GFA), the Gambian officials led by Sports Minister Alieu K. Jammeh, has had fruitful discussions with the World...

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GAMBIA BEAT TUNISIA ON 1ST LEG OF FINAL …

GAMBIA BEAT TUNISIA ON 1ST LEG OF FINAL ROUND

The Gambia Female Under-17 football team secured a last gasp 1-0 win over Tunisia in a first leg qualifying game played at the Box Bar mini-stadium in Brikama on Saturday.   Fatou Darboe, scored the game's only goal four minutes into injury...

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GFA ELECTED EXECUTIVE AGREES TO WORK WIT…

GFA ELECTED EXECUTIVE AGREES TO WORK WITH NEW COMMITTEE

Closed door consultations continues to follow after the Ministry of Youth and Sports decided to disband the elected executive of the Gambia Football Association on Friday 2nd March. In fact, the newly named interim committee is now been renamed Normanilsation...

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GFA INTERIM COMMITTEE NAMED

GFA INTERIM COMMITTEE NAMED

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has unveiled the list of members to replace the disbanded GFA Executive committee. A 14-member interim executive committee headed by former Gambia Football Association (GFA) president, Ousman B Conateh (Fisco),is to temporarily take charge...

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GAMBIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DISBANDED BY…

GAMBIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION DISBANDED BY MINISTRY OF SPORTS

Barely twenty four after Gambia lost to Algeria in the opening stages of the 2013 prelimianry Cup of Nations qualifiers, the Gambian ministry of Youth and Sports hastily convened a press conference to announce the dissolution of the Football Association....

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Historic win for Zambia in African Cup

Historic win for Zambia in African Cup

On a rainy afternoon in Libreville, Gabon, the Chipolopolo had some demons to exorcise. Playing just miles from the spot where what is generally considered Zambia's best squad ever was lost in a plane crash almost 19 years ago, the...

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All eyes on the Africa Cup of Nations

All eyes on the Africa Cup of Nations

The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off today minus a handful of regulars, but with several of the continent's usual suspects vying for glory once again. Despite three-time defending champions Egypt and the likes of Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon...

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Gambia to host Fifa U-17 Women’s World C…

Gambia to host Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup Game

The Gambia to host Sierra Leone on 1st Qualifier for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 Next week sees the first International Football Match of 2012 for The Gambia.  The Gambia Women’s U17 National Team will play host to Sierra...

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GFA Boss Appointed to Fifa

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...

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GFA SUPER NAWETTAN Rescheduled

GFA SUPER NAWETTAN Rescheduled

The Gambia Football Association 2011 Super Nawettan final has been moved to January 21st at the Independence Stadium. The move according to the FA Boss Seedy Kinteh is to allow the massive renovation work currently on at the stadium ahead of the...

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GFA Scouts Female Footballers

GFA Scouts Female Footballers

The Gambia Olympic movement GNOC in collaboration with the Gambia Football Association is organising a week long women football competition among the seven regions of the country as part of GNOC's Women Football Competition. The Olympic body chose the GFA as...

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Gambia to open Qualifiers in February

Gambia to open Qualifiers in February

The Confederation of African Football CAF has just announced the dates for the Preliminary Rounds of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in South Africa. The Scorpions of the Gambia will open their account at home to...

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TALISMANIC GAMBIAN OUSMAN JALLOW LOST HI…

TALISMANIC GAMBIAN OUSMAN JALLOW LOST HIS DEAREST FATHER

Talismanic Gambian international Ousman Jallow lost his dearest father on Thusday 24th November, 2011 at the late's residence in Lamin village after a brief illness. The oldman very affectionate to his son Ous was said to have suffered from a...

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SCORPIONS HEAD COACH CONTRACT TERMINATED…

SCORPIONS HEAD COACH CONTRACT TERMINATED

On Monday the 31st of October, the ministry of Youth and Sports terminated the contract of Scorpions Head Coach Paul Put with immediate effect. The termination letter addressed to the Belgian tactician stated ' contrary to requirements of conduct of...

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GFA TO INTRODUCE PRESS CONFERENCE

GFA TO INTRODUCE PRESS CONFERENCE

The Gambia Football Association will start introducing Press Conferences - The Super Nawettan resort to group post match interviews in place of one on one with the coaches and players. The Press Conference is considered a trial for onward extention...

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GFA PROTOCOL OFFICER DIES

GFA PROTOCOL OFFICER DIES

A member of the Gambia Football Association Protocol Committee Sainy Jammeh passed away on Saturday morning 8th October after suffering from a protracted illness. Sainy was the former chairman of the Women Football committee and registered the success forming...

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GAMBIA U23’s LOSE TO MOROCCO

GAMBIA U23’s LOSE TO MOROCCO

The Gambia U-23 team on Saturday lost heavily to their Moroccan equivalents 3 nil in a friendly warm up game played in Tangier. The friendly which was requested by the Moroccan Football Federation was meant to gear their Olympic...

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Gamtel Win FA Cup

Gamtel Win FA Cup

Defending FA Cup champions Gamtel FC defeated the Gambia Ports Authority FC by 2-0 in the final of the FA Cup competition played at Banjul Mini-stadium to retain their title. The 33rd and 81st minutes goals of skipper Matarr Nyan...

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Resounding win for GAMTEL in WAFU Cup

Resounding win for GAMTEL in WAFU Cup

AsiaEurope partners GAMTEL FC have greatly increased their chances of progressing to the next round of the WAFU Cup. GAMTEL have tonight defeated Horea FC of Guinea Conakry 3-0 in the 2nd Round 1st Leg of the WAFU Cup. Match report...

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Comprehensive win for Gambia in friendly

Comprehensive win for Gambia in friendly

The Gambia national football team recorded a morale boosting 3-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo in Banjul last night. Victory was sealed with first half goals from Tijan Jaiteh and Demba Savage, with Momodou Ceesay adding a 2nd...

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GAMTEL FC have progressed ...

GAMTEL FC have progressed ...

GAMTEL FC have progressed to the first round of the Gambia Football Association FA Cup competition. Defending champions GAMTEL defeated Hawks 3-2 on penalties following a hard fought 2-2 draw at the Brikama Mini-Stadium. Assan Ceesay (65) scored a well deserved...

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Gambia have been handed a difficult draw…

Gambia have been handed a difficult draw for qualification to the World Cup

Gambia have been handed a difficult draw for qualification to the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The Scorpions have been drawn in Group C with Ivory Coast, Morocco and either Chad or Tanzania. Gambia currently ranked 100 in the world have...

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