The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) in collaboration with FIFA on Friday 23 July 2021 ended a five-day Referee Accessors Course at the National Technical Training Center (NTTC) in Old Yundum.

The training course that preceeded a similar MA Course for Elite Referees brought together twenty-four participants that also received their certificates of merit.

Presiding over the closing ceremony, GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo said the GFF values and treasures capacity building as part of his administration agenda.

He noted that the standard of refereeing in the Gambia have improved drastically thanks to the numerous capacity building programs the GFF continue to organize.

“We at the Federation will not relent in our efforts to organize similar capacity building programs because it has really enhanced the capacity and knowledge of our actors” Bajo who also doubles as Chairman of the Referees Committee further emphasized that the GFF is committed to supporting to improve the capacity of its members that includes Referees and would not relent in its efforts to maintain the standard of professionalism.

Speaking earlier Course Instructor Felix Tangariwama expressed satisfaction with the commitment shown by the participants during the course period.

He thanked the GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo and Technical Director Sang Ndong for the support and dispositions taking for the successful conduct of the training while urging the participants to make best use of the new knowledge gain.