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International Sports Manager Poise To Work For The Gambia

Sep 25, 2009, 5:57 AM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Ticiano Rottenstein, a Brazilian and French national and holder of Masters in Sports Management is poised to assist The Gambia in terms of administrating sports, especially football.

Ticiano who has a vast knowledge in the field of sports management is of the belief that sport is a business and needs qualified people to effectively manage it.

"I chose to work in Africa and The Gambia, in particular, to help develop their national football schools, such as the FIFA goal project in Yundum. With my qualification I can turn such places to be fully operational and a centre of excellence," the Brazilian and French Sports Manager stated in an interview with Pointsport yesterday.
Ticiano who has been in the country for the past six months is on humanitarian work in The Gambia in Marakisa with a German NGO (Kindergaten Mulheim am Ruhr ) that focuses on education.
He is inspired by his qualification in sports management, which is held by a few, coupled with his self-motivation to work for The Gambia and the Gambia Football Association.

"A local academy Brufut Canary Academy are also interested in working with me. They are a good side. So far from what I have seen there is a good generation of upcoming football players who need proper trainers, coaches and the needed sports structures to excel. A lot has to be done in terms of administration, structures and competition for grassroots footballers"

"For sports to be developed in a country there should be proper structures that can help young players develop themselves technically and tactically," he pointed out.

Ticiano was the Director of International Sports, Cultural and Artistic Centre in Monaco, France for two years.

The young Sport Manager was a professional Basketball player in the Brazilian first league and later served as Coach at Etoile Sportive Villeneuve Loubet in France. He also studied Physical Education at the University of Nice- Sophia Antipolis in France and obtained his masters in Sports Management at the universities of Nice-Sophis Antipolis in France and Alicante in Spain.

Commenting on the national U-17 team, he said, "I watched them play during their friendly match against Nigeria recently and I believe the team is full of talents and can go a long way in the World Cup next month".