Fifa intervenes to tackle Gambian football

Fifa has set up a committee to look at the problems facing the Gambian Football Federation.

Fifa has set up a committee to help solve the problems facing the Gambian Football Federation. Picture: Fifa.com.

RIO DE JANEIRO - World football governing body Fifa has appointed a committee to set up a five man emergency board to help solve the problems facing the Gambian Football Federation (GFF).

The group will be in charge of organising the election of a new footballing board.

African football continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Fifa says it wants to set up a committee to eradicate the problems facing Gambian football.

It will be in charge of organising the election of a new GFF board by mid-September.

The decision was taken after it was discovered that five over-age players were fielded during a match against Liberia in the Caf Under-20 Championship qualifiers.

That decision caused the African governing body to suspend the GFF for two years from all continental competition. The members of the committee will not be allowed to run in the election.