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Gambian Reps return from FIFA/CAF Conference on Women Football

Nov 23, 2011, 1:17 PM

Two Gambian technicians, namely Kebba Masaneh Ceesay, technical director of the Gambia Football Association, and Choro Mbenga, assistant coach of The Gambia’s women national team, on Tuesday returned to Banjul after successfully taking part in a three-day conference on women’s football that took place in the South African capital of Johannesburg.

The Gambian duo were invited to take part in the conference by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the football world governing body FIFA, who are the co-organizers of the conference designed to analyse the technical aspects of the FIFA Women’s World Cup that took place in Germany recently.

Speaking to Pointsport prior to his departure, GFA technical director Kebba Masaneh Ceesay said: “We are invited to attend a conference on women’s football organised by Fifa in collaboration with Caf in connection with the Fifa Women’s World Cup that took place in Germany some time ago.

“After every major competition, Fifa and Caf meet with technicians across the globe to discuss the technical aspects of that particular competition in a bid to come out with the best solution for the way forward of women’s football.”

The veteran football technician added: “We discussed the way forward of women football during our stay in South Africa and the meeting also gave us the opportunity to have a key study on South African Women’s football in order to set up a similar programme for the betterment of women football in The Gambia.”

The conference, which ended Tuesday was initially scheduled to take place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo but was moved to South Africa due to the current political unrest in Egypt, impeccable sources told Pointsport.