The manager of FIFA Development Programmes for Africa, Solomon Mudege, has affirmed that Gambian football is in the right hands under the leadership of Lamin Kaba Bajo.
He also expressed his positive impressions with the level of commitment and professionalism showed by Bajo and his team with the way they’ve looked at FIFA projects. The Zimbabwean, based at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, was speaking at the end of a two-day working visit to The Gambia where he inspected FIFA projects linked to its Forward Programme in The Gambia. Among them includes the accommodation facility at the National Technical Training Centre at Old Yundum that has been turned into a hotel by The Gambia Football Federation and is near official operations.
“From what I’ve seen, it’s something quite impressive because I’ve seen a lot of efforts made in there by the administration. We are also impressed with the level of engagement from the President, the General Secretary General, the Project Manager [Bakary K. Jammeh] and the Executive Committee; so as a whole the Federation is in the right hands because we’ve never had an issue with the projects, the regulations or the issue of funding of the projects. I think I can just encourage them to continue to ensure that there is competence not only at the GFF but also at the levels of the zones and we are prepared to support the administrators of those levels as well. I think we’re on the right path,” Mudege said.