November 29 – Gambia’s authorities are on a collision course with FIFA after the nation’s Nationwide Sports activities Council (NSC) refused to rescind its choice to droop the manager committee of the nationwide federation.
Earlier this week the tiny west African state was given an ultimatum for the federal government to cease interfering within the affairs of the federation which it accuses of economic impropriety.
FIFA warned it may take additional motion however NSC chairman Bori Darboe, who has the backing of the nation’s sports activities minister Henry Gomez, says he’s prepared to just accept a world ban if crucial.
“We will not rescind our decision nor compromise the principles of good governance,” Darboe was quoted by the BBC. “We are in no way reluctant to engage with the suspended executive as proposed by FIFA in their letter to the Council.”
“In the worst scenario it is better for the country to be suspended and we put our house in order than allow wrong doing to prevail and remain as we are without progress in our football development.”
“The Sports activities Council will not be and won’t compromise nor abandon the present rules of accountability and transparency.
“The Gambia won’t permit any particular person or group to flout the monetary guidelines and rules of this land with out being handled impunity.
“To let you realize only one severe case at hand proper now. The NSC has investigated and confirmed with the Gambia Income Authority that there are adequate evidences of GFF involvement in tax fraud.
“Also let me make it clear that a full and detailed report will be compiled and forwarded to FIFA at the end of the investigations.”
Contact the author of this story at email@example.com