Feb 17, 2009, 5:59 AM
Manduar Football Academy in Kombo Central District of West Coast Region over the weekend received football gears from their long-time couple friends Eddy Potters and wife Wil Potters from the Netherlands.
The new football gears presented were 15 full sets of football jerseys, 3 boxes of first-aid items, 49 brand new footballs, 15 brand new football shoes, 6 wooing drinking bottles for players, 4 cray for protecting player’s knees during playing and 200 football medals.
As part of the presentation of the football items to the academy boys and girls, the Netherlands couple organised friendly football matches between two female teams, namely Golden Sisters FC and One Force FC and also between two male football teams, namely United Brothers FC and One Force FC.
In the said matches Golden Sisters scored 2 goals while their counterparts One Force Sister FC scored one goal and in the same vein United Brothers also scored 2 goals while their opponents One Force FC scored one.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Eddy Potters said they presented the football items to the academy to promote grassroots football in the country.
“We have been assisting the community of Manduar five years ago in the areas of health, education and sport and it is our hope to continue with the good spirit,” Eddy Potters said.
Their Netherlands Gambian counterpart Dominic Mendy commended Eddy and his wife for their help to the community of Manduar, which started in 2011.
Mendy described the couple as true friends of the community of Manduar, while calling on his community to always appreciate the good gesture of their friends.
According to Mendy, they organized the friendly matches only to show their gratitude and appreciation to the couple, whose contribution to the development of Manduarr in health, education and sport “cannot be over-emphasized”.