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Modou Barrow pays courtesy call on Afia Football Academy

Jun 22, 2016, 12:14 PM | Article By: Lamin Beyai

Gambia international Modou Barrow, who is currently enjoying his holiday in the country, on Sunday paid a courtesy call on Afia Football Academy Foundation in Banjul.

The academy, supported by his Premier League club Swansea City, made a surprise visit to the academy, to show the kids some training drills.

Lamin Jobarteh, manager of the academy, said Barrow’s visit to his academy was significant, adding that it was a big motivation to them.

“Modou Barrow’s visit here is a big motivation to Afia Banjul Football Academy Foundation as this is the first time in the history of the academy that we are receiving such a high profile professional,” Jobarteh said.

He added: “The kids are delighted watching and training with a Premier League player and we can only thank him for his time and efforts.”

He also appealed to Barrow for support to his academy in either cash or kind.

For his part, the former Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers Loanee said he decided to make a surprise visit to the academy to make the boys happy and he realised that his presence at their training ground meant a lot to them.

“I’m happy being here to watch these kids train and see how their coaches teach them various skills,” he said.“This is a good start for them and I hope they can make it up in the sport as they grow up.”

He advised the youngsters to listen to their coaches, take their advice, be steadfast in their training and also focus on their education.