U-17, U-20, U-23 COACHES NAMED


By Sulayman Bah U-17, U-20 and U-23 coaching voids have been filled at last after Football House yesterday announced the appointment of three coaches.Bonu Johnson, Matarr Mboge and Bangladeshi-based Omar Sise have been appointed as U-23/ local national team, U-20 and U-17 gaffers respectively. The trio whose endorsement takes effect April 1st with a 3-month probation period, are to work, according to the federation, under the ‘direct supervision’ of the GFF technical department and committee. The three gaffers’ assignments, in line with contractual bindings, will transcend beyond their normal coaching duties to any technical task that might be assigned to them. The new appointments bring to an end not only months of speculation over who will occupy the aforesaid seats but as well clear the path for the Scorpions to resume action after a one-year of international football hibernation. The managerial helm of senior national team coach however remains vacant. Former Gambia coach Paul Put has been linked to the portfolio but sources intimate to Foroyaa Sport that the federation has no immediate plans to hire a foreign coach and are instead occupied with making do with Bonu Johnson for now with either Omar Sise or Matarr installed as assistants. Gambia has been on a free fall in recent FIFA rankings for lack of test matches and in  a bid to rectify such an alarming dormancy, a friendly has been arranged against the Mourabitounes of Mauritania under the gambits of coach Bonu and Matarr, March 27th at the Independence Stadium. Meanwhile, AlagieMaraong has also been appointed goalkeeper trainer.]]>