The Gambia Football Federation has paid tribute to the late Dr. Ebrima Malick Samba, the former Africa Regional Director for the World Health Organisation who passed away last week.
Below is the full text of a press release to that effect signed by Lamin Kabba Bajo, the President of The Gambia Football Federation.
We would like to express our profound and deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones and to all Gambians and non-Gambians mourning the loss of a national and international citizen in the late Doctor Ebrima Malick Samba, former President of erstwhile Gambia Football Association, who passed on Thursday July 28, 2016 and buried on Friday July 29, 2016.
The third President of the GFA from 1977 to 1978, the late Dr. Samba was a strong and positive force in the promotion and development of football. We are awed by his sincerity, humility and simplicity in a professional and personal way, and we are inspired by his excellent work ethic. He spoke from the heart, was gracious and valued other people’s time.
Over the years, we have admired and respected Doctor Samba not only for being an exemplary leader of the GFA, but most of his personal commitment and sacrifice to soccer.
We would like to express our profound gratitude and condolences to the family of our fallen comrade who served football with distinction.
On behalf of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) and the entire football fraternity as a whole, I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Doctor Ebrima Malick Samba. May Allah eternally bliss him.