Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Panel To Probe Stadium Overcrowding

Must Read

The State And The Councils In Delivering Food Aid

The Councils are executive bodies. They collect taxes, make by-laws and execute to provide services. That is why Councils...

How Could We Succeed In Combatting Covid 19?

QUESTION OF THE DAY A declaration of a state of emergency is simply a way of alerting the whole nation...

Patrol Troops Deployed Upon Senegalese Soldiers Entering Gambian Territory

By Mustapha Jallow Gambian troops have been deployed to the village border of Sare Omar after villagers confronted Senegalese soldiers...

By Sulayman Bah

A five-man panel has been instituted to investigate how fans besieged the Independence Stadium during Gambia’s 1-1 tie with Algeria.

This comes after Football House vowed to avert repeat of the issue in a press briefing in recent days.

The Africa Cup of Nations fixture had to be delayed over an hour amid fears over players’ safety after supporters forced their way in beyond the stadium’s capacity.

It required intervention from captain of both teams including the match commissioner to ensure the match’s continuity, a thing of which irked Algeria’s coach Djamel Belmadi.

- Advertisement -

An estimated 40,000, though not confirmed, were said to have entered the stadium with others finding space around the pitch’s peripheries while thousands more with tickets stood stranded at the gates.

Miraculously, there were no reports of incidents after the crowd were told the home side risked incurring Caf’s wrath in the event of any rowdiness or trouble.

The Gambia Football Federation came on the receiving end of sharp derides with majority accusing the Football House of profiteering at the expense of human lives.

In the wake of this, a panel has been constituted tasked to get to the bottom of the saga bossed by Fafa Omar Mbye, an attorney.

Member Panel composed of the following is being formed:
1. Lawyer Omar Fafa Mbye – Chairman
2. Commissioner of Police Pa Amady Jallow – Vice Chairman
3. Rtd. Major Ebrima Cambi – Member
4. Col. Essa Tamba – Member
5. Mr. Kebba Masanneh Ceesay – Member
The Committee will be inaugurated on Friday September 21 at the Football House in Kanifing.

Latest News

The State And The Councils In Delivering Food Aid

The Councils are executive bodies. They collect taxes, make by-laws and execute to provide services. That is why Councils...
- Advertisement -

How Could We Succeed In Combatting Covid 19?

QUESTION OF THE DAY A declaration of a state of emergency is simply a way of alerting the whole nation that COVID 19 is a...

Patrol Troops Deployed Upon Senegalese Soldiers Entering Gambian Territory

By Mustapha Jallow Gambian troops have been deployed to the village border of Sare Omar after villagers confronted Senegalese soldiers for wrongly entering their territory...

Mayor Bensouda solicits more support from Government to councils

By Yankuba Jallow Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the Mayor of Kanifing Municipality has called on the central government to support councils by divulging some of its...

Kanifing Municipal Council Launches 50,000 Face Mask Initiatives

By Yankuba Jallow Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of Kanifing Municipality on Thursday, 21st May 2020 presided over the launching ceremony of fifty thousand (50,000)...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This