The Gambia government has made a contribution of D6.5million to the Gambia football Federation (GFF) to cover logistics in Gambia’s participation in the just concluded U-20 Afcon tourney.
The GFF communications director Babou Camara confirmed to The Standard yesterday that the funds just arrived in the account of the GFF which has to pre-finance the team’s programme in Egypt.
“The GFF had to take an emergency loan to pre-finance the huge logistics in advance. We had an initial budget of D19million,” he said.
Meanwhile, the team will arrive back home today at 7pm to a hero’s welcome and a procession from airport to Westfield, Pipeline Mosque and then Football House. The public and football fans are invited to join the procession to cheer the boys.