By Alhagie Panneh
Gambia Football Association (GFA) on Thursday appointed Bakary B. Baldeh, a former West Coast Radio’s studio Manager and sport presenter as media officer, a post which has for long been vacant.
There are hopes that complaints to access information from the GFA should now be a thing of the past as a journalist is been given the position to work hand and glove with FA, media and the general public to dispatch relevant and needed information on football.
Due to his experience in sport Journalism, especially football BB Baldeh was shortlisted alongside other candidates to see whom cap fits as the GFA Media Officer, but the Ex- West Coast man was proved the right man to handle the post.
Speaking to this paper, Mr Baldeh said the news came to him as a surprise as he was not expecting it. He sees the appointment as an honour by the Gambia’s supreme football body.
After being acquitted and discharged by the Kanifing Magistrates’ court on charges of incitement of violence and conspiracy to commit felony, Mr Baldeh then stopped working with West Coast Radio and went back to his place of origin Essau for unknown reasons.
“For football to develop all sectors must fulfill their obligations”, said newly appointed GFA media officer.