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Pa Fofana plans to train more Gambian coaches

Feb 28, 2011, 1:16 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Pa Fofana, former Gambian international footballer and now a trained coach who coordinated a project called Gambia group in Sweden, has solid plans to organise coaching courses for Gambian coaches in September/October next year, Pointsport has reliably gathered.

Fofana, who plays at professional level during his playing days, says the course is intended to help improve and develop the standards of coaching in The Gambia.

In an interview with Pointsport at The Point offices yesterday evening, Swedish-based Fofana who is in Banjul, told our reporter that he is working hand in glove with his partners, such as Ebou Ndure and other colleagues in Sweden, in realization of this project and believes when completed will serve as a source of motivation for Gambian youngsters whose desire is to be exposed to the highest standard.

Asked why he intends to organize the course next year, Fofana responded, saying they plan to conduct the coaching course next year to be able to put in place all the necessary arrangements to ensure a successful organization of the course.

The significance of this project, according to the former Gambian star, cannot be underestimated giving the fact that it will serve as a way of exposing Gambian youngsters and of  helping them to develop their skills in the game.

The project has benefited many Gambian coaches including the 2007 batch of Gambian local coaches who were in Sweden on a two-week coaching course thanks to the support of the project, which was founded in 2007.

Pa Fofana went to Sweden in 1996 as a football player and has been a national team player in The Gambia over the years. He is trained to stage 2 within the Swedish Football Association's accustoming square education and has accustomed many teams since 2001 (Nykoping bis' junior, Hargs woman's teams, Nasby BK, and currently Hargs BK junior).

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