GFF Terminates Coach Savoy’s Contract

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) on Saturday, 5 December, 2015 announced it has parted ways with national team coach, Raoul Savoy following a string of poor results at the helm of the Scorpions.

Savoy’s Gambia reign comes to an endSavoy’s dismissal was announced by a senior GFF official at a press conference in Banjul on Saturday afternoon.

“We have a mutual agreement amongst the stakeholders to terminate the services of Raoul,” said GFF second vice-president Ebou Faye. “The coach himself has been contacted about this development and hence we want to move on. It is important that we take a different  approach,” Faye added.

The decision comes as a surprise after the GFF had earlier backed the unpopular Swiss following the Scorpions’ elimination in the preliminary round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers last October by Namibia.

The search for an immediate replacement has begun and it is believed the GFF is not limiting its choice to a foreign option.

The 42-year old was appointed on May 14 replacing Peter Bonu Johnson but managed a win-less spree in his five games in charge.