|Omar Sey, GFA Interim Spokesperson|
The Gambia Football Association, GFA, Normalisation Committee recently declared that it has inherited D8 million in arrears from the former executive.
Speaking at a press briefing at Football House, the first since the committee was installed last March, Omar Sey, spokesman of the committee said they have been able to raise a loan to settle the salary arrears and dues of retained and retrenched staff and are in touch with our legal team to make an advance towards settling the court action that impounded our bus.
But Sports View Newspaper managed to get the official summary of GFA creditors which was prepared by the Normalization committee led by OB Conateh which represents a bogus figure aims at discrediting the tremendous development programme undertaken by Seedy Kinteh led executive committee.
According to the summary, the GFA staff salary of March, April, May and June 2012 amounting to – D1,497,764.80 was listed as debt accumulated by the former executive with everybody knows that the former executive were ousted on the 02nd March 2012 and being the case could not be responsible of March, April, May and June salary.
Any debt accumulated after March 02nd 2012 should be listed ender the GFA Normalization committee.
Another amount of D642,400 owed to Paradise Suites Hotel through providing camping of national team is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Youth and Sports who since 2008 have made it public that all expenses on National teams are under the Ministry of Youth and Sports but failed to honor its own words.
Skye Bank - D382.632.31 is an outstanding balance plus interest, spent on accommodation for U-20 team of Ivory Coast, arranged by Ministry of Sports but credited to GFA accounts.
|Alhagie O.B Conateh Chairman GFA Normalizing Commitee|
According to the arrangement with SKYE BANK, during the CAF 2011 U-20 championships qualifiers, when Ivory Coast U-20 came to the Gambia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports approached Skye Bank for assistance and the management of the Bank told the Ministry that they can only help if The GFA opens an account with them which was done under a directive from the ministry.
Later on an amount was paid into that account and used by GFA on that purpose. Despite the account is owned by GFA, the loan should be settled by the Ministry.
Here are the rundown of the summary of GFA creditors published by the Normalization Committee
1. Salary arrears of staff - March to June 2012 – D1,497,764.80 (covering period after he left office).
2. League champion and Cup winner's prizes 2010-2011 seasons—D640,000 (owed to clubs because of lack of sponsors; used to be funded from Fifa subvention).
3. Paradise Suites Hotel - D642,400 (owed through providing camping of national team).
4. Palm Beach Hotel - D584,600 (owed through camping of visiting team).
5. Sheraton Hotel (D1,101, 661.96 (outstanding balance plus interest owed through accommodation for Fifa, Caf and match officials since 2005).
6. Dingareh Sports – D200,000 (for the supply of jerseys to all regional teams (male and female teams and urban female teams).
7. Alhagie's Carpentry Worskshop—D50,000 (owed through supply of materials and fixing doors at GFA House).
8. Transport refunds, for physical education teachers, course participants - D68,000.
9. Refunds for Omar Gassama D37,000 (outstanding balance on refunds for player (Alieu Darbo's air ticket).
10. Nyanga Bantang Enterprise - D246,000 (owed in cost for air freighting of Saller football kits; sum disputed by GFA for not been part of the contract).
11. Dawda Sarr – D4,500 (owed in hiring of transport for officials).
12. Graphic Giants – D94,602 (outstanding balance owed through printing of GFA materials, stationeries etc).
13. Kairaba Beach Hotel - D291,507 (accommodation for Egyptian team. Sum disputed by GFA because visiting team changed to Kairaba on the advice of Kairaba's Egyptian manager).
14. Skye Bank - D382.632.31 (outstanding balance plus interest, spent on accommodation for U-20 team of Ivory Coast, arranged by Ministry of Sports but credited to GFA accounts).
15. Salary arrears - GFA Education Officer - D131,226 (accumulated total over three years).
16. SSFHC - D1,050,311.37 (unpaid employees Provident Fund contribution accumulated over a decade period or more).
17. Immigration Department - D30,000 (unpaid cost of a table at Immigration fundraising gala).
18. DJ Eye - D1,000 (outstanding balance owed through usage of music set for entertainment, PA system at international matches).
19. FMB Radio Brikama - D3,000 (adverts for international matches).
20. Unique FM - D457.50 (outstanding balance on adverts for international matches).
21. Paradise FM - D3,493.12 (adverts for international matches).
22. Vibes FM - D4,657.50 (outstanding balance on adverts for international matches).
23. Sunset Beach Resort - D123,200 (accommodation for teams during Under-17 championship in 2005).
24. Independence Stadium - D118,056.75 (owed in rent arrears of GFA offices).
25. Future Travels - D329.49 (provision of match officials tickets for Gambia versus Sierra Leone females, and Algeria vs. Gambia CAN).
26 SS Njie –D41,650 (outstanding balance for supply of stationeries).
27. Unique Solutions –D72,000 (provision of Internet services).
28. Uthman Insight multi-purpose services - D39,000 (services provided for GFA).
29. Dunes Hotel - D80,000 (camping for Under-17 team).
30. Nawec - D475,000 (outstanding arrears as at March 2, 2012).
31. Ocean Bay Hotel - D292,575 (outstanding balance owed since 2005 Under-17 championship).