Gambia U-20 Players Receive Match Bonuses
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has finally handed the U-20 players their Morocco-match allowances after two weeks of waiting that led to the players boycotting of training ahead of the return leg in Banjul, which Gambia came to withdraw, due to lack of funds.
This paper in one of its editions has reported that since the players came from Morocco, they have not received their match allowances from the FA.
It could be recalled that the players received information while in Morocco from the logistics officer, Mbye Gaye, that their allowances were intact in the hands of the technical director.
But upon their arrival in Banjul, the technical director said the information was unfounded, as it did not hold any water, claiming that he had never received any money on behalf of the players as match allowances.
But yesterday at The Gambia Football Association House in Kanifing it was a different story, as they entered into the FA house with smiling faces to receive their match allowances alongside head coach Lamin Sarr around 11 PM.
In another development, the GFA press briefing was postponed until today, due to the fact that the Ministry of Youth and Sports were supposed to meet the regional representative today at 10am. Meanwhile, the FA press briefing would be held today at the FA House at around 3PM immediately after Friday prayers.
Author: omar bah