Brikama Sports Committee is said to be under a lot of pressure after they fail to sponsor the Brikama United Football Club. This came after it won the national club titles to compete in the CAF Federation Qualifiers for 2017.
Sources say the Sports Committee President, Karanlang Jatta and Treasurer Sang Pierre Mendy have resigned from their positions amidst the unveiling pressure surrounding the Committee.
According to sources, the saga emanated from the Sports Committee’s failure to fulfill part of the promise made to the players after winning the championship from Bombada FC, another club from Brikama. It is reported that the players were promise of going to CAF Federation Qualifiers which is an opportunity for them to be scouted by international football agents.
The Committee’s failure has affected the players moral leading to sit down strikes. The Sports Committee is said to have said that they could not fulfill their promises due to the people that failed to fulfill the pledges made to them, saying their budget is less than the targeted figure. They urged the players to resume playing.
Sources say both the president and the treasurer announced their resignation during a meeting organized by stakeholders and the Sports Committee.
The Committee has not confirmed or dismissed the allegations. They declined to comment.
Meanwhile, sources say the committee will convene a meeting over the weekend for further discussions.
By Lamin Sanyang from FatuNetwork