Ruth and Anneka Assendelft equip Gilkock store

April 5th, 2013

Dutch couples Ruth and Anneka Assendelft,  have donated shelves and football materials to the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy. Receiving the materials on behalf of the academy Buba K Jallow, the Technical Director said he has no words to express how he feels receiving the materials from the Dutch couples.”Since we came in contact with these Dutch couples they have been our partners so, i definately have no words for these people. They are true friends of the academy.”

It could be recalled that way back in 2009, Ruth and Anneka visited the Gilkock Football Academy store at the Brufut Lower Basic School and were not pleased with the way materials were arranged and promised to help rearrange the store.According to Ruth, he has been working on transforming the Gilkock store from a local store to a store that look like that of a professional  club. “These materials we fixed here today makes this store more spacious compared to the previous times. The room is more specious now than before and now you can arrange the kits in a more organised manner ,” he stated.Apart from the shelves, the Dutch nationals who have been friends of the Brufut based football academy also presented four sets of football jerseys, thirty footballs and some football materials to be used by the academy.One of the players of the academy was quoted as saying, “We can’t pay these couples but we will continue to pray for them but we as players must also work hard in realizing our objectives because we have what most football academies don’t have in this country.”

kisima Bojang

April 5th, 2013

                                                      

                                                          Kisima Bojang

                                                             Mid Field

 

Kisima Bojang joined the academy at a very young age and has since then worked very hard to improve himself. Today Kisima nicked named Kissy is a chap much loved by his colleagues and coaches.

 

Kissy’s abilities include good ball control, spacing, a good tackler and an excellent eye for distribution. Notwithstanding he is a specialist in set pieces and he have a great shooting ability when in contact with the ball.

 

These and other qualities see him through the academy with the nag to succeed in football. He was one of the first Gilkock footballers to be courted by big teams from the country’s premier league as well as other academies. Kissy as fondly called by colleagues later 2007 joined Samger a first division were he was kept in the youth team till the 2008 league season when he join the senior team which put up a fierce fight till the end of the league, coming runner up to the league champions Wallidan. In 2009 Kisima the lad consolidated his position in the team as he is part of the teams plan to fight for the league this year even though it is not easy.

Ebrima Bojang- I am not surprise that few of my boys are scouted

April 5th, 2013

SANG MENDY

Ebrima Bojang assistant coach at the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy said he is glad three of boys were scouted to attend the final scouting process of Aspire Soccer Academy in Dakar but claimed that he was not surprise to have three boys selected. He said he was expecting more than three to be scouted because he had prepared his boys very well ahead of the recruitment tourney.

According to Ebrima hard training and commitment is always the motto of the academy and that is what his kids adopt and have made their working tool. He pointed out that his academy has five trained coaches, which to him is their stronghold.
“We train on Saturday and Sunday, and at our training ground we have enough coaches to teach the kids the skill and technique they need. This is one of our advantages and the other one is that our players have role models in the academy; players of the Brufut based football academy who despite playing in the first division train with us every weekend. This heightens the aspirations of our players so wherever they go they perform to expectation,” he said.

He said that the three players selected Karamba Darboe a defender, Hamang Barrow and Lamin Daffeh both midfielders are wonderful players.
“They are exceptional. They give their best at training and during matches. Their colleagues look up to them at training and they work hard a lot. I am very sure they could make the final selection and head to the Qatari base Aspire Soccer Academy.”

The Qatari based academy launches an ambitious programme annually to search for talented African students from seven nations with a chance to provide the students with the opportunity to study and train in one of the world’s most advanced sports Academies.
The talent search is called ‘Football Dreams.’ This according to the Aspire website is the largest football talent search in the world. The website stated that 6,000 staff will screen more than 500,000 boys born in 1994 in seven different countries across 700 locations.
“Originally in the first phase of recruitment, the best 50 players from each country identified in the selection process, will go for a week long trials in the capital city of their respective nations. The top three from each country then go to Aspire for four a week trials and testing,” Aspire website states.

Hence the Gambia is still under Senegal’s zone, six players will leave the Gambia among whom are three from the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy for the Senegalese capital for a week long trail where three best players will be identified for the Qatar trip.

Bubacarr Chatty

April 24th, 2012

Position: Midfielder

Bubacarr Chatty

He is known in some quarters as ‘Little Scholes’. This is because of his ability to pass the ball well and assist his team mates during matches. Bubacarr Chatty enjoys what appears to be an almost telepathic understanding with his teammates. At training he assists his colleagues because he understands the training programs.

Bubacarr Chatty despite his age has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is one of the brightest young stars in Gilkock Football Academy.

Amongst his abilities are, he is a good passer of the ball. He combines that with accuracy, ability to move into good space with or without the ball and the nag to take on defenders when finding his way into the penalty area. He is also very instrumental without the ball that makes him a team player.

His laurels include being part of Steve Biko youth team and been scouted in The Gambia U-17 in the 2011. But due to his ill health he was not able to make the final selection. Chatty has for the past seven years he has spent with the academy been used as a team leader in all the groups he passes through in the academy.

Hans and Saskia visit Gilkock Football Academy, promise to assist

December 22nd, 2011

Dutch couples Hans and Saskia, visited the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy on the 18th December 2012 and promised to help the academy with football materials when they are back home. The couple spent two hours going round the academy’s training ground observing the training, asking questions and taking notes. The couple are from the city of Utrecht.

The couple who asked many questions were impressed with the work that the brufut base academy have been doing and have since promised to contribute their quota to the growth of the academy.

according to Hans, “We are impressed with what we saw here. We like the way you conduct your training. The players seems to be very good looking at the ground on which they play. The ground is too bumpy but still the players have showed great technical skills and tactical intelligence. I am encouraged to go back to Holland and fish out some materials for the academy because i really know that they need lots of things to grow. Me and my girl friend will do everything we can do to get this academy some football materials in the shortest possible time,” he concludes.

For his part Ebrima Bojang who played a part in bringing these couple to the academy said they as coaches have worked so hard for this academy and can only count of assistance from good people like Hans and Sasha.

with your support we can move this academy to the highest level says Coach Ebrima bojang

He informed the couple that once they send in any material to the academy, they are contributing to lives of young players in the academy. “the fact that you have taken time to pass by and spend two hours with us here means you have interest in what we are doing and i am sure you can do something for the academy.”

Ruth and Anneka Assendelft equip Gilkock store

December 22nd, 2011

Ruth, Joseph and Sang fixing the shelves in the storeRuth, Joseph and Sang fixing the shelves in the store

Dutch couples Ruth and Anneka Assendelft,  have donated shelves and football materials to the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy. Receiving the materials on behalf of the academy Buba K Jallow, the Technical Director said he has no words to express how he feels receiving the materials from the Dutch couples.

“Since we came in contact with these Dutch couples they have been our partners so, i definately have no words for these people. They are true friends of the academy.”

It could be recalled that way back in 2009, Ruth and Anneka visited the Gilkock Football Academy store at the Brufut Lower Basic School and were not pleased with the way materials were arranged and promised to help rearrange the store.According to Ruth, he has been working on transforming the Gilkock store from a local store to a store that look like that of a professional  club.

“These materials we fixed here today makes this store more spacious compared to the previous times. The room is more specious now than before and now you can arrange the kits in a more organised manner ,” he stated.

Apart from the shelves, the Dutch nationals who have been friends of the Brufut based football academy also presented four sets of football jerseys, thirty footballs and some football materials to be used by the academy.One of the players of the academy was quoted as saying,

“We can’t pay these couples but we will continue to pray for them but we as players must also work hard in realizing our objectives because we have what most football academies don’t have in this country.”

Ruth and Anneka Assendelft equip Gilkock store

December 22nd, 2011

Dutch couples Ruth and Anneka Assendelft,  have donated shelves and football materials to the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy.

Receiving the materials on behalf of the academy Buba K Jallow, the Technical Director said he has no words to express how he feels receiving the materials from the Dutch couples.

“Since we came in contact with these Dutch couples they have been our partners so, i definately have no words for these people.They are true friends of the academy.”

It could be recalled that way back in 2009, Ruth and Anneka visited the Gilkock Football Academy store at the Brufut Lower Basic School and were not pleased with the way materials were arranged and promised to help rearrange the store.

According to Ruth, he has been working on transforming the Gilkock store from a local store to a store that look like that of a professional  club. “These materials we fixed here today makes this store more spacious compared to the previous times. The room is more specious now than before and now you can arrange the kits in a more organised manner ,” he stated.

Lew look store for Gilkock Football Academy

Apart from the shelves, the Dutch nationals who have been friends of the Brufut based football academy also presented four sets of football jerseys, thirty footballs and some football materials to be used by the academy.

One of the players of the academy was quoted as saying, “We can’t pay these couples but we will continue to pray for them but we as players must also work hard in realizing our objectives because we have what most football academies don’t have in this country.”

Ruth and Anneka Assendelft equip Gilkock store

December 13th, 2011

Dutch couples Ruth and Anneka Assendelft,  have donated shelves and football materials to the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy. Receiving the materials on behalf of the academy Buba K Jallow, the Technical Director said he has no words to express how he feels receiving the materials from the Dutch couples.”Since we came in contact with these Dutch couples they have been our partners so, i definately have no words for these people. They are true friends of the academy.”It could be recalled that way back in 2009, Ruth and Anneka visited the Gilkock Football Academy store at the Brufut Lower Basic School and were not pleased with the way materials were arranged and promised to help rearrange the store.According to Ruth, he has been working on transforming the Gilkock store from a local store to a store that look like that of a professional  club. “These materials we fixed here today makes this store more spacious compared to the previous times. The room is more specious now than before and now you can arrange the kits in a more organised manner ,” he stated.Apart from the shelves, the Dutch nationals who have been friends of the Brufut based football academy also presented four sets of football jerseys, thirty footballs and some football materials to be used by the academy.One of the players of the academy was quoted as saying, “We can’t pay these couples but we will continue to pray for them but we as players must also work hard in realizing our objectives because we have what most football academies don’t have in this country.”

Ebrima Bojang- I am not surprise that few of my boys are scouted

May 12th, 2010

 SANG MENDY

Ebrima Bojang assistant coach at the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy said he is glad three of boys were scouted to attend the final scouting process of Aspire Soccer Academy inDakar but claimed that he was not surprise to have three boys selected. He said he was expecting more than three to be scouted because he had prepared his boys very well ahead of the recruitment tourney.

According to Ebrima hard training and commitment is always the motto of the academy and that is what his kids adopt and have made their working tool. He pointed out that his academy has five trained coaches, which to him is their stronghold.   “We train on Saturday and Sunday, and at our training ground we have enough coaches to teach the kids the skill and technique they need. This is one of our advantages and the other one is that our players have role models in the academy; players of the Brufut based football academy who despite playing in the first division train with us every weekend. This heightens the aspirations of our players so wherever they go they perform to expectation,” he said. He said that the three players selected Karamba Darboe a defender, Hamang Barrow and Lamin Daffeh both midfielders are wonderful players.

 “They are exceptional. They give their best at training and during matches. Their colleagues look up to them at training and they work hard a lot. I am very sure they could make the final selection and head to the Qatari baseAspireSoccerAcademy.” 

The Qatari based academy launches an ambitious programme annually to search for talented African students from seven nations with a chance to provide the students with the opportunity to study and train in one of the world’s most advanced sports Academies.

The talent search is called ‘Football Dreams.’  This according to the Aspire website is the largest football talent search in the world. The website stated that 6,000 staff will screen more than 500,000 boys born in 1994 in seven different countries across 700 locations.

 “Originally in the first phase of recruitment, the best 50 players from each country identified in the selection process, will go for a week long trials in the capital city of their respective nations. The top three from each country then go to Aspire for four a week trials and testing,” Aspire website states.  

Hence the Gambia is still under Senegal’s zone, six players will leave the Gambia among whom are three from the Brufut based Gilkock Football Academy for the Senegalese capital for a week long trail where three best players will be identified for the Qatar trip.  

gilkock holds one day symposium of player transfer

March 17th, 2010

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