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Bonu bags GNOC sponsorship to Canada

Sep 30, 2013, 10:21 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

Gambia football head coach Peter Bonu Johnson has again received sponsorship from the Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC, to attend a coaching course in Canada. He was in Montreal training institute in 2007 doing level three.

This time, the Scorpions coach is going for his level four. The course lasts three months, beginning in mid-October.

At a short ceremony at the Olympic House Friday the GNOC president, Momodou M Dibba expressed his organization’s delight to offer another chance to the Gambian coach, adding that this was the tip of the iceberg as a high-level football coaches training programme is being planned in the country in November, which would be another complement to the efforts of the executive of the GFF, who are already doing a very good job.

“I have no doubt that Bonu would come out with flying colors,’’ Dibba said,adding that his organization would continue to collaborate with the GFF and other disciplines in the drive to develop Gambian football.

MarcelMendy acting secretary general who represented the GFF and was present to receive the ticket on behalf of the coach, thanked the GNOC forthe wonderful offer and commended them for the foresight to capacitize coaches including Bonu, who he said is among the most experienced coaches in the country.

“Coaches are important and critical in the development of football, and I would like to urge you to extend your helping hand to other coaches so that we can have a pool of coaches to draw from. We are very happy as the beneficiary body of this gesture, and I am sure that Bonu would continue to do well,’’ Mendy said.

Others speaker included GNOC second vice president Abdoulie Jallow, who disclosed that the National Olympic Committee has a mandate to capacitize technicians and coaches of our sports, and it would never relent in doing that and they were delighted that Bonu Johnson has another chance to further his trainingto even higher heights.

The GNOC development officer Momodou Demba chaired the ceremony.