The competition department of the Gambia Football Federation has slated the commencement of the national leagues (both male and female) for November 9th to the 19th in the country’s first and second division.
The head of competition and the second GFF vice president, Mr. Ebou Faye comfirmed the new league schedule in an exclusive interview with Alkamba Times.
‘Last year we started the league late, we don’t want to fall into that quagmire this time around. We all understand the limitations of playing grounds in the country due to ingoing rehabilitations of the parks in the greater Banjul area that turned out to be a total failure from the Federation for which we are taking full responsibility”
“We will start the league earlier as we have more teams this season compared to previous years as both the first and second division were increased from 14 to 16 and 16 to 18 teams respectively”. Mr Faye explained
The competition department recently concluded a nationwide tour holding discussions with all regional bodies responsible for football in various regions.
Deliberations with stakeholders were centered on the commencement of the National league, U-15 and school football tournament to be organized in all seven regions among other issues ahead of the new football season.