Scorpions Head Coach Resigns

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Anthony Hey, the German Coach of the Gambia National Senior team better known as the Scorpions, has resigned from his assignment as head coach of the Senior National team of the Gambia, Pointsports was reliably informed yesterday.

According to sources Mr. Hey resignation was due to no payment of his Salary by the Department of State for Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs since his appointment. When contacted to see lights of the news, the Secretary General of the Gambia Football Association [GFA] Jammeh EK Bojang said that it was a surprise news for him as Coach Anthony Hey has not yet officially tender his resignation letter to the GFA.

He revealed that GFA, GNOC and the National Sports Council were asked by the department of State for Youth and Sports to identify a coach for the national team, which they did in the person of Anthony Hey.

According to Mr.Bojang it was the sole responsibility of the department of State for Youth and Sports to shoulder the payment of the coach.

He confirmed that from August up to date, the department has not paid his salary. He added that an invoice of the coach payment was sent to government.

Jammeh Bojang added that the coach was supposed to be paid $20,000 for his salary and claims.

“The GFA has done its bid by helping the coach to camp the team in Germany before our game against Algeria in the CAN 2008 qualifiers” said Mr.Bojang.

He added that Coach Anthony Hey was supposed to sign his contract on November 28th, 2006 but the issue of Salary payment and claims frustrated him.’

“ It is a total shock for the entire GFA executive for loosing a coach at the best time when the Gambia needs his service,” Bojang Concluded.
Author: By Pa Modou Faal
Source: The Point
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