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Amat Cham appointed Real de Banjul head coach

Dec 29, 2014, 11:44 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Real de Banjul football club is pleased to confirm that Alhaji Amat Cham has been appointed as the club’s new head coach on a two-year contract.

Cham, 40, replaced Mattar M’Boge who left the club by mutual agreement at the end of the 2013-2014 season.

Cham has already taken charge of the team, collecting 3 points in the club’s opening league fixture against Gambia Ports Authority on Tuesday. He also oversaw the Super Cup finals win against Banjul United last Saturday.

The former Kara Silo head coach was the man who steered Young Africans’ promotion to the first division in the 2010 league season, and was selected as a member in the selection of the Gambia U17, in the same year.

He graduated with a Diploma in Physical Education from the Leipzig University and coached German club TV Möglingen for two years (2012-2014) before his recent return to the country.

Cham told www.realdebanjul.gm: “I am proud to be Head Coach of Real de Banjul. The club is a winning team and the best in the country. I and my technical staff will do our best to take it forward and maintain the top quality it has developed.”

“I would like to thank the executive for the trust and confidence they have shown in me by giving me the job.”

Cham, a former secretary general of the Gambia football coaches association, is a CAF C license holder and a local CAF instructor.

Cham’s backroom staff would include Tijan Yulla as assistant coach, Saihou Manjang as trainer, Abdoulie Njie as goalkeeper trainer and Alasan Mboob and Ousman Senghore as physios. The team would be managed by Ebrima Camara.

Everyone at Real de Banjul welcomed Amat Cham to the club and wishes him well during his stay with us. Source Realdebanjul.gm