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Franco extends his stay in Gambia

May 6, 2010, 1:46 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Franco Crescetini will stay in The Gambia for another 2 years.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports under the stewardship of Sheriff Gomez, in collaboration with the Gambia Football Association has agreed to keep hold on to the national soccer team goalkeeper, coach and Italian born, Franco Crescintini for another two years, according to Seedy Kinteh, the President of the Gambia Football Association in an interview on Tuesday.

"I would like to confirm it to you that Franco has signed a two-year extension to his contract which will tie him to The Gambia until 2012. Under Franco's contract, he will take charge of all the national team goalkeepers," the GFA boss told Pointsport.

The Italian goalkeeper trainer, it could be recalled has put pen to paper on a two-year contract as the national soccer team goalkeeper coach two years ago. With his contract with The Gambia set to expire soonest, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in consultation with the country's only football association (GFA) decided to extend the service of the Crescintini.

He was signed alongside the former Head Coach of the national U20 team, Mr. Lorenzo Rubinacci in 2008

In a separate development, the GFA supremo also told this reporter that they are not relenting on their efforts to secure the service of a foreign coach to take charge of The Gambia national U-20 team.