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GFA First VP Assures Gambians of Foreign Coach

May 14, 2008, 6:26 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

Following intense discussion regarding a foreign coach to take charge of the senior national team, the first Vice President of The Gambia Football Association, Major General Lang Tombong Tamba, has assured Gambians that the GFA will exploit all avenues to secure a foreign coach for the national team. He revealed this to Pointsports in a telephone interview yesterday.

 The 1st VP said that there is no need for panic. He said, "we will do everything possible to secure a foreign coach for the country before our game with Liberia in Monrovia," he stated. Commenting on the level of preparation for the team to have test matches VP Tamba said that the GFA has written to many countries in the sub region to have a possible test match to prepare the team before they depart for Liberia. He said however that there as been no response adding, "we are still doing everything to see that the team has a test game before we leave."

It will be recalled that The Gambia is in Group 6 with Liberia, Senegal, and Algeria.

The Gambia will first play Liberia on June 1st in Monrovia before playing Senegal on June 6th 2008 in Banjul.