GFF President Appointed into FIFA Players’ Tribunal

Lamin Kaba Bajo, GFF President

By: GFF Communications 

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) is pleased to inform its stakeholders and the general public that it President, Mr. Lamin Kabba Bajo, has been appointed into the FIFA Players’ Status Chamber of the Football Tribunal.

Mr. Bajo is appointed into the Committee as a Member for the next four years beginning October 2021 to September 2025. His appointment into this very important Committee was made by the Bureau of the FIFA Council, the highest decision-making body in world football.

“Your appointment will start on 1st October ,2021 and is for four years in accordance with the FIFA Statutes. We sincerely congratulate you on this appointment. We wish you great success and fulfilment in this role at FIFA and look forward to a fruitful collaboration,” Dr Emilio García Silvero the FIFA Chief Legal & Compliance Officer wrote to Mr. Bajo in his appointment lettter.

Mr. Bajo was a member of the FIFA Players Status Committee which has now been broken into three different chambers and named the FIFA Football Tribunal. The Tribunal, as per Article 54 of the FIFA Statutes, shall pass decisions relating to football-related disputes and regulatory applications.

The three Chambers are: the Dispute Resolution Chamber; the Players’ Status Chamber; and the Agents Chamber. The Players’ Status Chamber (PSC), which Mr. Bajo is a Member of, sets up and monitors compliance with the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and determines the status of players for various FIFA competitions.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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