Panafrican News Agency

FIFA approves 16 Gambian referees

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, has approved 16 Gambian Referees with Africa’s three-time Award winner, Bakary Papa Gassama, leading the merit list.

A ceremony to present badges and uniforms to the approved referees was presided over by The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) President, Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo, according to the statement made available to PANA on Monday.

The list comprises 12 males (5 central and 7 assistant) and 4 females (2 central and 2 assistant) referees.

GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo expressed delight over the achievements of the referees and assured them of his office's continuous support.

Mr Bajo commended the female referees for their steadfastness and urged the Referees Association to empower more women in the sport.

-0- PANA MSS/MA 23May2022