The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) on Friday held a day-long CAF Club Licensing Seminar. The programme, which was attended by all club managers, was held at the Friendship Hostel of the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
The seminar sought to promote and improve the quality of football levels in the Gambia. It will furthermore improve the economic and financial capacity of clubs through corporate governance and control.
Resource persons included Abdou Salaam Jammeh, the head of GFF Competition; Victoria Roberts, TMS manager; Ebrima Manneh, the technical director and GFF Executive Member Bakary K. Jammeh.
Speaking at the seminar, GFF adviser Alhaji Omar Sey described the seminar as very valuable for the enhancement of club management. He urged the club managers to work with the Football Federation hence according to him, ‘the clubs make up the Federation’.
Jammeh for his part explained on adapting and improving the sporting infrastructure of clubs and furthermore ensuring that clubs have the appropriate knowledge and application in respect of management and organisation.
Abdou Salaam Jammeh who doubles as the GFF’s deputy general secretary touched on infrastructure criteria and emphasised that all clubs must meet up the prerequisites. According to him, CAF and FIFA does not any longer condone amateur football management. He said all playing grounds and stadia must have control room, ground rules, training facilities, sanitary facilities amongst others.
Ebrima Manneh said that the objective of the licensing seminar is to introduce the license applicants to invest in quality driven youth development programmes.
All participants were awarded certificates at the end of the seminar
by Arfang MS Camara