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Gambia female coach returns from Dakar

Jan 15, 2010, 3:32 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Red Scorpions' Head Coach Choro Mbenga last week returned home after attending a two-week advanced coaching course organised by the Neitherland Football Federation (KNVB) held in the Senegalese Capital, Dakar. The high-level female coaching course which attracted 25 female coaches in Dakar, including The Gambia's only representative (Choro).
According to the former Crab Island Upper Basic School student who attended a series of high-profile international coaching course in South Africa and Tanzania over the past three (3) years was part of the Netherlands Football Federation's effort to strengthen the capacity of female coaches, in a bid to expose them to a better standard.

The coaching course, the aspiring Gambian female coach and the former Red Scorpions goalkeeper who has successfully achieved a total of two (2) league titles to her name during her 21-year spell with the club she admired so much, pointed out that it will no doubt go a very long way towards helping her to catch up with other leading female coaches around the world.

Choro who has never denied her desire to remain with Red Scorpions represented The Gambia in FIFA coaching course. She was also part of the Gambia Female Coaching Staff that took part in a FIFA coaching course in South Africa and in Tanzania in 2008 and 2009. She was appointed to take charge of Red Scorpion in 2008 GFA Female First Division League season guiding them to the 2nd place in last season's GFA Female League Championship behind Interior that were crowned the champions.