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GFF appoints three national coaches

Mar 17, 2015, 9:55 AM

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) yesterday confirmed that it has finally concluded the appointments of three national coaches for the U-23/CHAN, U-20 and U-17 national categories, including a goalkeeper trainer.

Bornu Johnson has been appointed coach for the National U-23 and Local National Team, while Omar Ceesay takes over the National U-20 side and Matarr Alieu Mboge the National U-17 team, a GFF media release announced.

Alagie Marong has been appointed as the National Goalkeeper Trainer for all the categories, added the release.

Their appointments are effective 1st April 2015 on a probationary period of three months, stated the release, which added that the new coaches will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Department and the Technical Development Committee of the GFF.

Their assignments, among others, will be the technical implementation of all technical programmes, not only limited to their said categories, but to all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to them, added the release.

In another development, the GFF announced that The Gambia will play Mauritania in an international friendly match on Friday 27th March 2015 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 7:00 pm.

The friendly match has been arranged between the two football federations to technically prepare their national sides for imminent CAF competitions.

The friendly will be the first for The Gambia after a year of international absence, according to the GFF, whose Technical and Development Committee has selected Peter Bornu Johnson and Matarr Mboge to select and prepare the team for the said friendly.

“The GFF therefore solicits the support of the general public and counts on their usual patronage for a successful hosting of the friendly international match,” the release stated.