of underhand games, the strange tale of Morgaro Gomis has come to an end at
Gomis, a former Chelsea youth player, likened to a young Patrick Vieira, was
signed by the Daggers on the 21st January 2005 from Windsor & Eton on a
free. Expected to go straight in to the squad for the game at Hereford that
weekend, it turned out that Gomis was suspended and then he subsequently failed
to arrive at the club.
February it emerged that Gomis had mysteriously acquired an agent who had
been unaware of the deal made with the Daggers and stepped in to stop the player
playing for the Daggers. It emerged that the agent was touting the player round
other clubs, notably Barnet where Paul Fairclough to his credit threw them out
saying the player already had a club.
The Daggers referred the issue to the FA, who it is understood washed their
hands of any responsibility to adjudicate with their usual style. The club and
the mysterious agent, apparently a Barrister and therefore exempt from being
registered as a football agent under FA rules, finally negotiated a closure to
the issue yesterday shortly before transfers closed for the season and the
contract signed by Gomis has been torn up. It is understood that the Daggers
have not paid any money to the player or the agent throughout this sorry affair.
Gomis has apparently resigned for Windsor & Eton!
Quite how two months sitting on his hands with no football and no wages
before going back to playing two leagues below where he could have been has benefited
the player is difficult to understand. The incident is now hopefully closed for