The former Minister of Youth and Sports now the mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal has revealed that he has been sidelined from football, so he decided to step aside from talking about Gambian football. The Banjul Mayor was reacting to the Scorpions 2-1 lost to Tanzania in the ongoing 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.
The Mayor said; “since I was removed as the minister of youth and sports, football authorities have not been involving me in their activities, so I decided to sit back and watch.”
Samba Faal stated that as a former minister of sports, he should have been contacted for some form of advice but since then, he has not been involved. “Senior sportsmen like me should be contacted sometimes for some words of wisdom but for one reason or the other, I have been sidelined.”
Talking about the scorpions’ poor run of form, the Banjul Mayor believes that it about time we look at our home base stars hence the foreign players we have lack the stamina and endurance to endure the 90 minutes.
He said: “the reasons why we keep conceding goals in the second half is that our players lack the stamina and endurance to keep to the game tempo for 90mins,” citing that a team without stamina and endurance cannot win matches.
He however, opined that the way football is administered in The Gambia leaves more room to be desired and calls for a better approach. He calls on the football authorities instituted to regularize football put down achievable development plans or continue to struggle.