Gambia’s Goodwill Sports Ambassador, Tijan Jaiteh in partnership with the American Embassy in Banjul is sending 13 Gambian coaches from each male and female department leagues in addition to some ex-professional gamers to United States of America for a two weeks training route.

The coaching programme is scheduled to happen between seventh and twenty first January 2023. It will collect 42 coaches from The Gambia, Tanzania and Malaysia respectively.

The venture is a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy change programmes. The coaching programme may also give individuals the chance to seek advice from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Miami and Florida all over their coaching programme.

The coaches will intention to expand wisdom and abilities in the usage of game as a way to educate social talents, mentorship and existence talent construction.

The Gambian coaches which can be decided on and due to depart for the programme on Thursday are: Choro Mbenga-Nyassi, Ousman Jallow, Awa Sowe, Fatou Darboe, Fatou S. Marena, Isatou Saidykhan, Jabou Joof, Abdoulie Sohna, Mariama ‘Boom’ Sowe, Momodou Ceesay (Zico), Baboucarr Jatta, Ebrima Jobe and Tijan Jaiteh respectively.

“Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by FHI 360, the Sports Visitor Programme brings non-elite youth athletes, coaches and administrators to the United States for a fast-paced short-term sports cultural exchange with American peers and sports practitioners,” mentioned U.S ambassador to The Gambia, Sharon L. Cromer.

She added that the delegation will attend the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia and also will take part in coaching and workshops about management, trauma knowledgeable care and therapeutic and psychological well being all the way through their change.

“The U.S. Department of State Sports Visitor Programme creates a network of leaders around the world who have firsthand experience and understanding of U.S. culture, society, and values, through exploring America’s athletic landscape – from community-based programmes to professional sports.”

Musa Mbye, the deputy everlasting secretary on the Ministry of Youth and Sports, mentioned the programme is in keeping with his ministry’s coverage goals, noting that sports activities proceed to play a cardinal position in selling well being and normal well-being of the inhabitants.

“Despite the efforts undertaken by MoYS to develop and promote sports in The Gambia, the sector continues to be shadowed with several challenges which slow down its growth in line with the aspiration of the ministry,” he mentioned.

According to him, probably the most demanding situations confronted through the ministry come with loss of coaches for main wearing disciplines, including that main wearing disciplines proceed to be suffering from the loss of seasoned and certified coaches to give you the proper coaching and technical recommendation.

He recommended Sports Ambassador Tijan Jaiteh, whom he mentioned since his appointment in 2020 has been running and tasty their ministry for the improvement of Gambian sports activities.

Tijan Jaiteh, the Sports Goodwill Ambassador of The Gambia described the venture as crucial for now not simplest Gambian coaches however sports activities normally.

“I want the first batch of coaches for this project to take this project as theirs. This is not only about you but for the entire Gambia that you will be presenting in America,” he advised travelling coaches.

According to him, the venture may also be higher if the primary batch of 13 coaches effectively attended this system and go back again to the rustic.