GFF DECRIES OVER NATIONAL FEMALE U-17 TEAM’s CONDITIONS IN BO
The Gambia Football Federation wishes to inform the general public that it is aware of the inhumane conditions that the country’s National Female U-17 Team is currently facing in Sierra Leone.
The GFF wishes to state that it is monitoring the events closely and in constant contact with its officials that are embedded in the team.
In light of the developments that ensued therefore, the GFF has immediately reacted to the scenes and a formal communication regarding this matter is dispatched to CAF. The GFF has registered its displeasure and disappointment over the inhuman treatment so far meted out to the Gambia National Female U-17 Scorpions currently in Bo City, Sierra Leone for the 2018 FIFA Qualifiers for Uruguay against Sierra Leone.
The GFF has been in contact with the team since their arrival in Bo on Monday October 9th when they were treated to substandard pitches to conduct their training sessions in a bid to frustrate their preparations for the match. In most instances, the fields allocated to the team are in bad shape and could barely train for an hour on dry and stony or rocky pitches in Bo.
The GFF is in conformity with CAF, FIFA and general standard practices of football and will do its utmost to bring the situation to order by engaging the relevant and competent authorities.
The general public is assured that while the Sierra Leone FA and their Ministry of Youth and Sports work in tandem for the successful hosting of the Gambia slated for Saturday in Bo City, all stakeholders are urged to remain calm while the authorities will continue to find a lasting solution to the situation.