Jun 23, 2008, 5:41 AM
A five-day Intermediate Coaching Course organised by the Gambia Football Coaches Association, in collaboration with the Gambia Football Association, ended on Friday at the Gambia National Training Centre in Yundum.
Speaking at the ceremony, Pa Suwareh Faye, President of the Gambia Football Coaches Association, said the day marked another milestone in the history of the Association.
Faye said the course will make great importance in the game of the coaches, adding that they would go home better than they came.
He also urged them to work together instead of criticising each other.
The association had trained over 100 coaches countrywide from last year to date, he said, adding that they have 8 national coaches among them.
He also thanked both the course instructors and sponsors for participating in the training.
While stressing the need for a secretariat to properly administer and improve the association, Mr. Faye also appealed for subvention to reach all areas of the country.
Speaking on behalf of the course instructors, coach Lamin Sambou said the course was a great experience, adding that millions of children play organised football worldwide and that coaches are crucial in this.
Jammeh Bojang, the Secretary General of The Gambia Football Association, said he was delighted to be part of the course.
He advised the coaches to respect their authorities and urged them to believe in themselves and in what they do to better their lives as well as the lives of those entrusted to them.