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
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
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
Meanwhile, AlagieMaraong has also been appointed goalkeeper trainer.
By Sulayman Bah