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Major Boost for Three Football Academies

Jul 3, 2008, 8:41 AM | Article By: By Sang Mendy

Three football academies, Gilkock of Brufut, Neighbourhood of Tallinding and Dorleh Football Academy of Jarra Soma recently received a consortium of football materials from Allan Nevado a Danish national. The donated materials include jerseys, footballs and cones among other things.

At the official handing over ceremony held in Jarra Soma on Saturday June 28 2008 Allan Nevado explained why he singled out these three academies.

He said, "I have visited and worked with a series of football academies during my seven month stay in The Gambia and was able to choose these three as my favourites, this is why I want to support them all through the materials I distributed to these academies," he said

Allan revealed that the materials were donated by Vallo BK football club in Denmark and Select Sports Company, a Danish Company specialising in the production and distribution of football equipment.

Receiving the materials on behalf of Dorleh Football Academy in Soma, Coach Ensa Darboe known as 'Sign' thanked Allan for the kind gesture and promised that the materials will go a long way in developing football in Soma especially at the grassroots level.

Other speakers at the ceremony included Madiba Saidyley, Mr. Demba Ceesay, the manager of former Sitaba FC and Momodou Lamin Camara.

Both Gilkock and neighbourhood football academy were also represented at the ceremony.