Nov 6, 2013, 9:58 AM
Bakary Mbye, a member of the Gambia Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSA), has urged the country’s football governing body (GFF) to support schools football to nurture, groom and develop young talents for the various national teams.
Mr Mbye made these remarks at the National Football Consultative forum held at the Friendship Hotel at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Mr Mbye pointed out that schools football was famous and popular and it attracted lot of spectators, adding that some national team players selected during the inter-schools football competition while they were going school.
Mr Mbye stated that Gambia Football Federation (GFF) need to come out and revitalize schools football competition because it would enable them to scout good players during the competition for the various national teams, adding that the schools are blessed with raw talents.
Mr Mbye further stated that GFF did not render support to schools football in recent years and encouraged them to support the competition to nurture, groom and develop them to become national assets.
Mr Mbye challenged the country’s governing body GFF to come out and patronize the schools by revitalizing school football to scout good players for the various Gambian national teams.