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Gambian female coach set for CAF coaching course in Addis Ababa

May 23, 2011, 2:38 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian female coach Choro Mbenga will leave the shores of the country on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she is set to join a host of other female coaches across the continent on a week-long Caf Female Coaching course, Pointsport can reveal.

The Red-Scorpions’ head coach, who also doubles as the assistant coach of the Gambia’s women national team, said she confirmed her participation to the Caf Female Coaching course two weeks ago and is extremely delighted to be part of what she called a high-profile coaching course for African women coaches.

When Pointsport contacted Mbenga to shed light on the course, she confirmed her participation with great joy and pride and vowed to do her best to take the women football in The Gambia to another level.

“I consider myself lucky to be part of this course and my biggest desire is to take the women football to the next level, and I can’t wait to see it happen,” she said.

Mbenga, who began active coaching in 2007, was also part of the Gambian women coaches that took part in a similar course in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2007 when the initiative was established four years ago and has since managed to excel after finishing among the best five participants at the end of that course.

The Gambian star coach also travelled to Tanzania to attend the second edition of a similar course in 2009 with some fantastic performances to be proud of.