CAF appoints Momodou Bah as Content Creator for 2024 Futsal Africa Cup of Nations

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Gambian journalist Momodou Bah has arrived in the Moroccan capital, Rabat following his appointment by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the content creator for the seventh edition of the CAF Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

The quadrennial tournament which will be held between 11-21 April will see the top three teams qualify for the 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will be hosted by Uzbekistan.

 Bah, who doubles as the Secretary General of Real de Banjul FC will be working on his fifth CAF assignment.

He has worked for the African football governing body at four tournaments before and served the CAF Zone West A (WAFU-A) in similar roles.

Momodou longstanding relationship with CAF’s communications department dates back a decade ago when he started as a freelance contributor for CAFOnline.

He worked as a freelance content creator for the CAF website during the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal and the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco before receiving his first CAF delegation appointment for the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.

Speaking to the Alkamba Times, Bah says he is thrilled to bang another assignment.

 

 “It’s an honour and a privilege to be here for the seventh edition of the TotalEnergies CAF Futsal AFCON,” said the former Vibes FM sports presenter.

“I am excited to be joining the team as we work towards delivering a successful tournament.

“Futsal is an exciting and fast pace form of the beautiful game, and I can’t wait to experience it firsthand.

“I would like to thank the CAF communications department for the opportunity and trust to appoint me for another tournament.” Bah added.

The renowned Gambian journalist was in Morocco during the CAF Awards in early December. The kingdom has been a powerhouse football nation, as they are set to host both the African Women’s Cup and the 2024 African Futsal Cup.

Morocco hosted 14 friendly matches between African teams during the month of March.

Eight nations will battle for a spot in Uzbekistan as Morocco is set to defend its title.

Mauritania and Namibia will be making their debut appearance.

Egypt on the other hand has the highest number of appearances (7) and they have lifted the trophy on three different occasions (1996, 2000, and 2004).

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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