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Gambia Rush Soccer Club set date for its launching

Feb 25, 2010, 3:28 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The President of Rush Soccer Club of Colorado in USA , a partner to Gambia Rush Soccer Club is due to arrive in Banjul on Friday 26th February 2010, to officially launch the Gambia Rush Soccer Club formerly called Steve Biko Football Club, scheduled to take place at Mr. Bass Bendula Garden (Happy Corner) in Cape Point on Thursday 27th February 2010.

According to Kemo Ceesay, the Treasurer of GFA and CEO of Steve Biko Football Club, the link between the Gambia Rush and their American counterparts came as a result of significant efforts he and his compatriots, such as Abdoulie Bojang Steve Biko's coach and Omar Ceesay, a Gambian coach residing in the USA, all of whom played a key role in trying to establish the link between the two sides.

Rush Soccer Club in the USA, Kemo went on, was formed in 2002 and has attracted interest of more than 23 states in America.

Ceesay who has enjoyed a strong relationship with a good number of Gambian footballers further revealed that Gambia Rush Soccer Club has already established a link with Senegal.

The visit of the USA Rush Soccer Club is also expected to witness a football match between the U-15 and U-17 football club of The Gambia Rush Soccer Club which will be followed by a league game between Steve Biko and Interior at Manjai football field on Sunday.

They will make a courtesy call on the Permanent Secretary of Youth and Sports on Monday before proceeding to Katchically Crocodile pool on Monday Morning as part of their visit.

"Rush Soccer club," Kemo added, "will also visit the GFA President Seedy Kinteh, sports complex, National Technical Training Centre in Yundum, as well as the visit to the artificial stuff in Brikama before finally departing for Dakar on Thursday 4th March 2010 to wrap up a week-long visit."