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
Receiving the materials on behalf of
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.