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Featuring Sheikh Sarr young Gambian coach in Sweden

Apr 30, 2020, 2:43 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Sheikh Sarr is a young Gambian coaching a Swedish Under 16 category team, Forssa BK. Now residing in Sweden, Sheikh is a passionate football fan who has spent almost his entire life on the sport.

Injuries put a stop to his career as a player before taking up coaching career.

He started his coaching career in 2013 in Sweden, after completing his first and second phases coaching courses. He previously coached IFK Hedemora, Gustafs GOIF before joining Forssa BK ahead of the new season in the U-16 category.

The 29-year-old first coach IFK Hedemora before moving to Gustafs GOIF in 2018

Coach Sarr who is being tipped as one of the best coaches in the Swedish U-16 category has now moved to a new club Forssa BK ahead of their new season.

 Sheikh told The Point Sports that he is ready as he took up the challenge by signing for Forssa BK ahead of their new season.

“I am ready for the new challeng at Forssa BK and I will form a good coach pair with Linus Wärnberg in the club’s U16 team,” he said.

He said he would describe himself as an ambitious coach who loves to train young players both on and off the pitch. “I like the modern way of training and playing football where you combine technology, physics and psychology.”

Sheikh said he chose Forssa BK because the association has a good structural organization that enables working environment and good cooperation with the club. “My goal as a football coach is to work in an association with clear guidelines that fit international standards and to educate players to that level. So Forssa BK fits perfectly.”

“I think the series will be fun anyway despite the circumstances with the Corona virus, but things like that happen and we train and are prepared and running when the season starts. The squad looks good, talented players and a good group filled with talents. Now it is up to us coaches and players to make them ready for elite football in the future.”

Forssa BK’s head of sport, Jan-Åke Rosén, expressed delight after signing the young sensational Gambian coach.

“It will be incredibly exciting to get to work with Sheikh. My impression so far is he is a driven, ambitious and responsive coach with great potential. I am convinced that Sheik will add a lot to Forssa BK in the next few years.”

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