GFF VICE PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO CRITICS DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY

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Bakary Jammeh, the Vice President of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has responded to public demand for the Federation to account for the funds raised for the national youth team.

The Gambia recently participated in the All African Games, Accra, Ghana. The Under-20 were eliminated in the group stage of the competition.

There have been high demands by football lovers asking the executive of the Federation to detail the amount of money they received and how it was expended.

Bakary Jammeh, who appeared on the GFF popular show dubbed “Football House Updates,” said the critics should understand that youth football does not have money.

“Youth football doesn’t have money. When we were runners up in Egypt, there was no money and when we went to Argentina for the World Cup there was no money,” he said.

He claimed that some countries do not pay bonus to their youth players.

“We pay them to motivate them to do more so that they can turn professionals. That is good for them, their clubs and the country,” he said.

He explained that the Federation spends huge sums of money on the youth team including accommodation and bonuses.

He dismissed the claim that they are not accountable as he stated that “there is no money in youth football and these people must understand that.”

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