Lamin Kabba Bajo, president of the Gambia Football Federation, has refuted claims made by Youth and Sports Minister Henry Gomez, saying the minister’s statement was “misleading and contrary to the reality”.
Minister Gomez, in an interview with The Point published yesterday, said GFF claimed that it had rehabilitated the FIFA Goal Project to the tune of D7 million but “today it has only a toilet, a fence, and some windows and roofs”. Bajo said the minister requested them to submit documents of the project they are embarking on and they did that since last week but “are yet to receive any official communication” from the minister’s office.
According to the minister, GFF claimed to have invested US$500,000, equivalent to about D20 million, of which US$325,000 was spent on furniture. In view of the foregoing, the sports minister called for the investigation of the FIFA Goal Project and for the GFF to tell Gambian youth when they are going to deliver the Goal Project to them.
In his swift reaction, the GFF President Bajo said they were surprised and disappointed to read the minister’s comments in the media.