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New Set of Gambia Football Coaches Trained

Apr 21, 2009, 7:26 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Football Coaches Association organized a three day coaching clinic over the weekend for seventeen coaches geared towards introducing them into the profession.

The first coaching training of the year according to the president of the Gambia football coaches association, Pa  Suwareh Faye will go a long way in trying to help the 17 participants to have a better knowledge of coaching noting that it will also help them  to perform their roles properly as coaches.

The coaching course also gave participants the opportunity to learn more about the basics of coaching which includes lectures, the theory practical and the laws of the game.

Secretary General of the Gambia Football Association, Jammeh EK Bojang, in his welcoming remarks earlier on Friday, underscored the importance of coaches in sports development.

Mr Bojang congratulated GFCA for organizing the course which he described as a good step in the right direction.

He finally advised participants to continue to learn more about coaching in the wide world of coaching so as to have a better knowledge of how coaching is done.

The coordinators of the course Mafuji Jatta and Ebrima Manneh both pointed out the significance of the coaching course and believed the training course will help the new coaches a lot in their career as coaches adducing the fact that it will be difficult for them to realize their ambitions without a proper coaching course.

Meanwhile one of the female participants, Fatou Mbye, who has undergone series of coaching courses expressed delight for being part of the course noting that it will help her greatly in her endeavour to reach professional level.

Fatou Mbye further challenged her female colleagues to join-hands-in their aims to achieve excellence in coaching and sports in particular.

She described the course as timely and promised to make the best use of the knowledge gained.