Gambia risk ban as FIFA issues ultimatum to government

World football governing body FIFA has given the Gambia government until Monday to overturn its decision to “suspend and investigate” officials of the Gambia Football Federation.

FIFA, in a letter addressed to the Lamin Kabba Bajo-led Executive, warns the National Sports Council, who are mandated by the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, to reverse its decision to suspend and investigate the Federation and warns that the country will face suspension should they proceed with their investigation.

Gambia climb in FIFA rankings

The Gambia has moved one place in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World ranking for the month of November released on Thursday.

The Scorpions move a place further to lie 163 in the world and 49 in Africa. The rise is attributed to their recent friendly win over Morocco’s CHAN team earlier this month.

Super sub Muzzy assists in Forest win

Gambia winger Mustapha Carayol came off the bench to change the game in Nottingham Forest’s favour as he provided in their 1-0 win over Norwich City on Tuesday evening.

The Scorpions international, who has endured a frustrating season finding his opportunities limited at the City Ground, was introduced with just over 20 minutes to go.