Dec 1, 2009, 4:05 PM
The Busumbala Football Committee in Association with the Ministry of Youth and Sports recently concluded a rigorous three-day training for twenty football coaches drawn from local football clubs at the village Football Field, Pointsport, has gathered.
The training served as a unique opportunity for the country’s aspiring coaches to lean about the basic knowledge and skills in coaching and among them was the factors of condition in football, basic components etc.
The Chairman of Busumbala Football Committee Lamin Jatta, in his speech said the committee was established only three weeks ago tasked with the responsibility of rejuvenating football in Busumbala village.
Jatta however remain confident that the training would serve as a source of inspiration to both coaches and the people of the village as he call on the participants to make good use of the training for the development of sport in the village and football in particular.
Also speaking at the closing ceremony was Bolong Jatta, who spoke on the importance of youths in any development initiative before going further to call on the youths of the village to make good use of the knowledge gain for the betterment of sports in Busumbala.
“I would also challenge the youths to always keep peace and ensure that the values of the game are respected and guided to the maximum level,” Jatta said.
He used the platform to thank the organizing committee for what he described as a bold initiative and also the ministry of youths and sports for their assistance during the course.
Ebrima Mannheh, one of the instructors during the training course expressed impression over the training, saying the training is vital in the sense that it will play an important role in our career as coaches in the near future.
Manneh went on to commend the participants for their willingness and dedication during the training. He said the training is another development component for football in Busumbala.
Manneh is also with the view that this kind of training should be maximize across the country, noting building skill and gaining knowledge as an aspiring coach is vital.
He used the opportunity to call on the newly trained coaches to come forward and join members of the Gambia Football Coaches Association.