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FIFA cleared GFF President to contest for position at its council level

Lamin Kabba Bajo
Gambia Football Federation President

By Buba Gagigo

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has endorsed Lamin Kabba Bajo, president of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), eligible to contest for position in its Council in the CAF elective congress slated for 12th March in Rabat, Morocco.

The information was conveyed to the GFF top brass in a brief letter on 26th January, 2021, signed by Mukul Mudgal, chairman of the FIFA Review Committee.

“We kindly inform you that the Review Committee has declared you eligible for the position of member of the FIFA Council,” the letter stated.

The FIFA Council is the main decision making body of the world football governing body. It is a non-executive, supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football.

It comprised of 37 members: A President elected by the FIFA Congress; eight vice presidents, and 28 other members elected by the member associations, with at least a female representative from each confederation for a term of four years.

The President and the members of the Council may serve for no more than three terms in office, whether consecutive or not.

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