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Football Coaches PRO Hails Summer Youth Camp

Sep 8, 2009, 6:57 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Public Relations Officer of The Gambia Football Coaches Association (GFCA), Sang Mendy has described the just concluded 2009 summer youth camp as a success.

It could be recalled that the GFCA gathered at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Sunday 30th August 2009, to evaluate and review the recently ended nationwide summer youth camp which was followed by a similar summer youth camp last year at the central venue in the Independence Stadium. A total of 120 kids went through the five-day intensive training programme which, according the GFCA's PRO, was equally successful.

After undergoing the  successful summer youth camp in seven venues across the country, members of the Gambia Football Coaches Association  recently gathered to listen to the various reports from the heads of delegation that were taking  charge of the teams of technicians in the seven different venues across the country.

The Head Coach of Interior, Ebrima Manneh who led the team of technicians in Manjai Camp explained that they have undergone a successful training camp with the kids. According to him, most of them have gone through similar training sessions in their various academies.

Manneh thanked his colleagues for what he described as a job well-done.

Ansumana Jallow, a Caretaker Coach of the relegated Kaira silo side and Head Coach of Dahaba Football Academy, headed the batch of coaches to Banjulinding and Sanchaba Sulay Jobe. He described both areas as successful, and thus commended his team of coaches for their commitment.

Bubacarr Borris Demba Steve Biko's Assistant Coach who doubles as the Head Coach of Canaria Football Academy of Brufut, who captured most of the participants said Lamin Camp was a success, but he noted that they were faced with material constraints because the centre could only accommodate about 120 kids.

Borris who also headed the team to Basse this year described Basse Camp as one of the best as manifested by the presence of the high-profile dignitaries at the closing ceremony.

Other speakers included Dawda Jammeh, Seedou Barrow and Yahya Camara, who were at the venues such as Serrekunda East, Brufut and Sulay Jobe. All of them echoed similar sentiments.

Meanwhile, Sang Mendy commended his colleagues for their tireless efforts throughout the camp.