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

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010


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.