By Lamin Drammeh
Alagie Marong, goalkeeper trainer for the Gambia national football team left Banjul Wednesday for Cameroon where he is expected to attend the Goalkeeper trainers course in the West African city of Yaounde.
The instructors course dubbed “First Goalkeeping Instructors Course” has been organized by confederation of African football (CAF), scheduled from Friday, May 5-8, 2017.
Marong said the course will focus on helping young goalkeeper coaches on the general preparations of the game.
Speaking to The Fatu Network from his base in Cameroon, Marong said, “the course is all about preparing the goalkeepers on the level of performance and to also introduce the technical skills of goalkeeping in conformity with modern day soccer. The goalkeeping course focuses on the teaching aspects of goalkeeping for young players and will also train them on the important technical skills in modern football,” he said.
He mentioned that he is hopeful that the course will provide him with the unique opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained and will apply it into Gambian football.
Marong has been an important goalkeeper trainer for various categories of The Gambia’s national team including the scorpions. He has been a fundamental part of the country’s success in the area of goalkeepers development having trained some of the finest Gambian goalkeepers. Several other well established goalkeepers in the country have since graduated through the ranks of the Gambia national youth teams to the highest level both at home and at international level under Marong’s guidance.
He has firmly hold onto his goalkeeper trainer position for a number of years and until today, he’s the main man behind the goalkeepers in training.
Marong is expected to return home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.