Oct 31, 2016, 9:45 AM
Organised by the Soninkara Sporting Association in partnership with the Gambia Football Coaches Association, the training was aimed at enhancing the coaches’ knowledge of the game.
Addressing participants at the closing of the two-day training, the president of the Soninkara Sporting Association, Muhammed Musa-Njie, pleaded to the football federation to select an appropriate month in their footballing calendar as a specific period in which the association can play its tournament without coinciding with other national leagues.
Njie emphasised the inclusion of local-based tournaments in the 3rd division qualifiers.
The lead instructor, Ebrima Manneh, who is the Technical Director of Gambia Football Federation, said the training would improve participants’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities. He also urged them to place more focus on sport and undertake coaching as career.
Pa Suwareh Faye, president of the Gambia Football Coaches Association, who also doubles as an instructor, advised participants to share the knowledge gained from the training, for the smooth organisation of the game.
Mr Faye stressed the need for coaches to register with the coaching association in their regions to become recognised coaches in the country.
A participant, Omar Jabbie of Sabi FC, thanked the organisers, saying the training has prepared him the more to serve his club.
Meanwhile, the Soninkara Super Cup will be played on 19 February 2016 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium at 16.00hrs between champions Sabi FC and Demba Kunda Kurumba.