Th Gabonese national team
By OKELLO ALLAN
GAMBIA|SHIFTMEDIA| The Gambia will have to cough a whopping $ 100,000 (Ugx370m) for the unwelcoming reception it offered its neighbour Gabon.
Gabon national team had travelled to the Gambia for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers only to spend their night on the floor at the airport.
In its ruling, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) chided the hosts for non-compliance “with the loyalty, Integrity and sportsmanship values and rules of Fair Play”.
“The Disciplinary Board decided to impose upon the Gambian federation a fine of 100.000 USD of which 50.000 USD are suspended on the condition that the federation is not found guilty of a similar offence within a period of twenty-four (24) months”, read part of the ruling.
The Gabon delegation were told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem and were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention.
The incident garnered global attention after Arsenal captain and Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tweeted about it. Also Read: (https://shiftmedianews.com/loaded-arsenals-forward-aubemeyang-flies-private-jet-for-afcon-match/)
Gambia and Gabon are in drawn in Group D along with Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
CAF also fined the Gabonese football federation $10,000 for ‘offensive and degrading material that undermines the honor and image of the Confederation of African Football’ published by Aubameyang.