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Advanced Technical Coaching Course Kicks Off

Mar 17, 2009, 6:17 AM | Article By: Soury Camara

A week long advanced coaching course organised by FIFA/GFA started yesterday at the National Technical Training Centre in Yundum. The course, which brought 28 participants from all regions in the country, from 16th to the 28th of March 2009, is expected to deliberate on some of the constraints faced by coaches in their resolve to learn and develop new techniques.

Overall, the course instructor Mr. Urban De Kock, is expected to give lessons in theoretical aspect on modern football conditions and practical sections covering all various components of football.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the 1st Vice President of GFA, Major General Lang Tombong Tamba, emphasised the importance of the event.

Major General Tamba endorsed the lasting impact the seminar will have on our coaches in the development of football in The Gambia. He explained that the training would avail the coaches the opportunity to interact, learn new techniques, and share ideas that would all contribute to the improvement of individual coaches.

Major General Tamba suggested that the issues relating to coaching of young players be given  due attention during the training program and to further help narrow the gap that exists between African coaches and their European counterparts.

Speaking on behalf of the SoS for Youth and Sports, the sports Director, Mr. Malang Jassey, expressed his Department's delight to be associated with this course. In his opening remarks, he urged participants to undertake a lot of research that would help them to excel internationally.