Signing of the contract by Brikama United Management and Head Coach, Modou Lamin Nyassi

Brikama United have agreed to extend the contract of the club’s head coach Modou Lamin Nyassi for a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Despite the teams inconsistent and lackluster campaign in last seasons GFF Division One League, the management agreed for the coach to be at the helm of affairs for the next two seasons with an undisclosed fee, the management confirmed to the  Alkamba Times.

Coach Modou Lamin Nyassi was a former Brikama United player who also served as an assistant coach for six years after retirement, before being appointed as the head coach in 2017.

Reacting to the contract extension, the gaffer said this, “I’m very much excited to extend my stay with this great team because is the club I’ve known all my life”.

“It’s a very demanding club but as someone who understands the philosophy of the team and what the community demands from us, I will continue to do everything possible for the club”, Nyassi added.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Lamin Komma the manager of Brikama United and Matarr M’boge the president of the Gambia Football Coaches Associations who signed as the witness to the contract.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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