The Gambia Football Federation has appointed three national coaches for the U-23/CHAN, U-20 and U-17 national categories including a goal keeper trainer, a statement sent to Afrope.se correspondent Tuesday announced.
Mr Bornu Johnson, a familiar face in Gambian football, has been appointed coach for the national U-23 and local national team while Mr Omar Ceesay, a Gambian international coach with Feni Football Club in Bangladesh, takes over the national U-20 side. Mr Matarr Alieu Mboge is being assigned the national U-17 team coach, while Mr Alagie Marong takes the role as a national goalkeeper trainer for all the categories.
“Their appointments are effective 1st April, 2015 on a probation period of three months. The new coaches will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Department and the Technical Development Committee of the GFF. Their assignments, amongst others, will be for the technical implementation of all technical programmes not only limited to their said categories but to all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to them,” read the statement.
In another development, the Gambia was playing with Mauritania in an international friendly match slated for Friday 27th March, 2015 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 7:00pm.
The Gambia played with Mauritania and defeated it by a goal to nil. It was scored by Striker Mustapha Njie of Bombada FC in the 23rd minutes of the first half. It was the first international game for The Gambia in nearly two years.
“The friendly match has been arranged between the two Football Federations to technically prepare their national sides for imminent CAF Competitions. The friendly will be the first for the Gambia after a year of international absence. In this vein, the Technical and Development Committee of the GFF has selected Mr Peter Bornu Johnson and Mr Matarr Mboge to select and prepare the team for the said friendly,” it concluded.