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Tallinding United, Raptim FC receive coaching training

Jan 7, 2011, 1:29 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Tallinding United, a second division team in the Gambia Football Association (GFA) League, and VV Raptim FC, a nawetaan team at the Serrekunda Central Youth and Sports Development Organisation zone, are currently benefiting from a five-day coaching training by Wale Adek, an English coach in the country.

The training, which began on 3 January 2011, is expected to wrap up today, 8 January 2011 with a friendly game between the two teams that are taking part in the coaching training.

Speaking to Pointsport, their training ground at the Serrekunda East mini-Stadium yesterday morning, Adek said he was training the players on the basics of the game, such as turning, passing, dribbling among other techniques, styles and skills.

He described the training as very successful, adding that he was ready to come back to the country to share with teams his ideas and experience during his playing days.

Mr Adek, who used to coach a team in England called Fletchermos, is also the sponsor of V.V. Raptim FC.

Alagie Nyassi, head coach of Tallinding United, in his remarks, said he had learnt something that he did not know before as a coach "because football is wide ranging and full of new techniques and styles".

He said: "As a coach you learn everything new every day and that as a coach you are not expected to know every thing. You need to learn from others to develop yourself."

He pointed out that used to work closely with Julius Bassie Kamara (Jr), the team manager of V.V. Raptim FC with regard to football development, especially youth football.

Julius Bassie Kamara (JR), the team manager of V.V. Raptim FC said he met with Wale Adek last year and informed him about his non-divisional team in The Gambia.

He added: "Adek was so excited to be in contact with him and later told me that he would come back to The Gambia to have a coaching training with the team."

Kamara also thanked the Serrekunda East Sports Development Organisation for allowing them to train on the pitch despite not being part of the zone.