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Gambia government caves in over FA corruption allegations and follows FIFA line

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November 30 – Gambia has bowed to FIFA pressure after the country’s sports council chairman, Bori Darboe, reinstated the national FA’s executive committee.

Two days ago Darboe refused to rescind his decision to suspend the executive committee while allegations of financial impropriety are investigated, and said the federation would take its punishment from FIFA which forbids government interference in the affairs of its member associations.

But following an intervention by the country’s president, Adama Barrow, and with a FIFA ban looming, Darboe has caved in.

It means Gambian players, clubs and officials can continue to participate in local, continental and global competition.

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