May 24, 2011, 1:57 PM
A three-day coaching course for Nawetan coaches in Gunjur ended on Sunday at the Gunjur Nyamina Football Field.
The training course, organised by West Coast Regional Coaches Association, brought together 12 Nawetan coaches from Gunjur and its surrounding for the three-day training meant to equip coaches with basic knowledge in coaching.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the chairman of Gunjur Village Committee, Demba Jobe Touray, hailed West Coast Regional Coaches Association for organizing the training and urged the coaches to abide by the rules and regulations governing the nawetan.
Jobe also commended Gunjur Sports Committee for their efforts in promoting sports in the area, especially football.
Lamin Sambou, former U-17 coach, who also doubles as the third-vice president of West Coast Regional Coaches Association, challenged the coaches to jealously guard their certificates gained from the training.
Sambou expressed delight in upgrading the capacity of Gunjur coaches, adding that Gunjur was the first zone to benefit from the training ahead of the new nawetan season and therefore urged the coaches to make best use of the knowledge gained from the course.
Eliman Sarr, a football admirer in Gunjur, applauded West Coast Regional Coaches Association for organizing the training.
Sarr called for unity and understanding among coaches, and respect for the committee, to realize their aspirations.
Sarr hailed Gunjur Sports Committee for their tireless contribution towards the development of football in Gunjur.
The technical director of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Ebrima Manneh, said coaches’ education is very vital in the development of football, adding that West Coast Region were the first region to establish a coaching association and to have their constitution.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Abdou Manjang AKA Nyancha, who applauded West Coast Regional Coaches Association for organizing the training, saying the gained knowledge will be implemented during the nawetan season.