Participants

The Kanifing Municipality Regional Football Association (KMRFA) has successfully completed a week long D License coaching course for coaches within the Municipality.

Thirty-six coaches from the municipality took part in the training which lasted for seven days. The training which concluded on Monday  September 18 at the Serrekunda East was meant to equip coaches within the region.

Lead course instructor, Lamin Sambou hailed participants for their commitment during the course, saying he believes with the right education the future is bright for coaching in the country.
Mr Sambou who was speaking to the reporter’s after the end of the course said: “education is crucial in coaching because coaches are like teachers and you cannot teach if you do not have the right knowledge”.

He urged other regional football associations to organize similar trainings for their coaches before the commencement of league competitions.

The range of instructors in the training include Pa Suwareh Faye and Alhagie Ebrima Nyassi alongside Lamin Sambou and Ebrima Kalilou Dumbuya who served as course directors. Mustapha Jallow, second vice president and head of competition KMRFA advised participants to make good use of the knowledge gained to better themselves as well as transfer it to their players ahead of the new season.

“I will be expecting a good and competitive league season this year”, he added.

At the end of the training program participants were certified.

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