NORGA ceases to sponsor Brufut United until...

BY: Alieu Ceesay

NORGA, an international Holding Company Ltd from Norway is said to have ceased to sponsor GFF 2nd division side Brufut United until things are normalized between the villagers and NORGA, Gambia Sports’ Alieu Ceesay has gathered.

The Company, as found out, has registered the Brufut United team with the Attorney General Chambers and have spent millions on the team since 2013.

Ba S Jabbi, a member of NORGA and a native of Brufut said the company has been responsible for the payment of wages and providing the needed football materials for the team.

The Company, according to Jabbi, owns 65% of the team and the community of Brufut owns 35%.

“NORGA will cease to support the team until everything is normalized. We are tired of the insults we continue to receive from people,” said Ba S Jabbi.

He strongly denied the rumour that he has resigned from NORGA.

Mbackey Fatty is the Chairman of the Brufut Sports Committee. He told this journalist in an interview that his committee had not received any formal notification from NORGA that they are withdrawing their sponsorship.

Fatty said there is a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between NORGA and the Brufut Sports Committee.

As to whether his committee has an optional plan in case the company stops its support, he replied in the positive but won’t comment further.