Samger Football club have appointed Alagie Basiru Njie as head coach for the 2017/2018 Gambia Football Federation National second division league, The Fatu Network can confirm.
Alagie will be assisted by Yahya Manneh, former coach of Lamin United and founder of Jatta’s football academy.
Reacting to the news of the two apppontments, Mr Baboucarr Sey, team manager of Samger Football club said, “We have decided at an executive level to stick with our policy and philosophy from day one which is continuity. If you follow our history since day one you will realize that Samger is a club that always wants to give chance to everyone in the team be it players or coaches thus we have decided to stick with the same style.”
He added, “Alagie Basiru Njie has been with the club for years under former coach Jane Joof and Omar Jobe and he is well vast with the culture and tradition of Samger. This is an opportunity for him to move to the next level in his coaching career.”
He also heaped praise on Yahya Manneh’s coaching quality and believed his contribution to Samger football club could help boast the player’s confidence going into the upcoming division two league championship with qualification back to the top tier in mind. Sey said,
“Yahya Manneh’s appointment is an added value and advantage and his ideas towards the game is at par. At Samger we believe in recruiting young talents and groom them to be super stars and Yahya is no exception when it comes to grass-root football development in his native village of Lamin and West Coast Region at large. His achievements in recent years is a clear manifestation.
We have learn from our past but with this transition and going back to our old methods of doing things, we hope all turns out well in the soonest possible time so as to get back to our rightful place and continue to produce quality players for the country.
The duo will start recruiting young talents accross all zones with the hope of discovering potential youngsters who will grow up to the next level, Sey highlighted.
He urged the young talented players who wants to take football as a career to join Samger Football Club for trials. The trial date according to Babucarr Sey who goes by nicknamed Nani will be announced soon. He further expressed hope that The academy boys, Samger will regain promotion to the first division following the team’s relegation to the second tier of Gambian football last season.