Eintracht Frankfurt Ivan Stoyanov in The Gambia to train local coaches.


Ivan Stoyanov a development coach with Eintracht Frankfurt a first division team in Bundasliga is in the Gambia to train local coaches. The two day coaching masterclass which is being facilitated by Ballers4Life football agency in partnership with BK WEST, Jarisu Talents and Brikama Sports Committee has drawn 30 participants from the First, Second and Third divisions, other grassroots clubs and academies.

“This training is important for us as most of the licensing programs are expensive and unaffordable for local coaches,” said Ebrima Bojang, a participant at the training.

Football evolves everyday with new techniques, inventions and development which makes such training from highly qualified coaches like Ivan very important for our growth, he added“

The training which comprises a theory class and outdoor lesson is running from the 6-7 November, 2023.

This is part of the many objectives we want to achieve in our partnership with Brikama Sports Committee. We’ll continue to facilitate capacity building programs through such training, exchange visits for coaches, players and other actors in the sporting fraternity said Cherno Barry of Baller4Life.

The talent pool in sports management is very scarce in Africa especially in the Gambia. We have natural talents and avid football enthusiasts here. To help them reach certain standards, harnessing their skills should be a key objective, he added.

Coach Ivan and his team are expected to visit Nawettan centres during this visit.


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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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