As part of its drive to capacitate member Associations, The Gambia
National Olympic Committee (GNOC) has awarded Foday Bah, the coach of
Wallidan FC in the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) first Division
league, an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for him to attend an
International Coaching course (ICC) at the Semmelveis University in
The three months Football intensive course will be held from the 16th
of March to the 5th of June, 2015.
During his three months stay in Budapest, Coach Foday Bah will cover
300 hours of lecture with 120 hours on general subjects while the
remaining 180 hours will deal with Sports specialization.
The Sports Specialization component has two parts: technical and practical.
Coach Foday Bah departed for Hungary on Sunday March 01st, 2015 via
Abuja where he will pick up his visa for Hungary.
The first International Coaching Course in Budapest was held in 1971.
Since the establishment of the Course, over 1,500 participants in
different sports from more than 85 countries and all continents of the
World received their education and certificate at the Semmelveis
In the Gambia coaches in Athletics, Football, Volleyball to name a few
have already benefited from the programme.
The objectives of the ICC are to train and educate coaches from around
the World. The programme attempts to promote and develop excellence in
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