The Sports chairman of the Dynamic Sarahuleh Association for Change and Development (DSACAD) has urged coaches of Gambian league clubs to be watching its annual football tournament.
Muhammed Papa Touray was speaking Sunday evening in an exclusive interview with Observer Sports as the third edition of the championship that brings Sarahuleh footballers in the Greater Banjul Area got underway last week.
He said there are quite a lot of talented Sarahuleh footballers currently studding their boots in the competition, who with the proper polishing could form the core of many first and second division clubs in the domestic Gambian league.
"There is a lot of good players that are currently playing in our tournament that are very talented and the only thing that they need is encouragement to be future stars. So I am calling on all the coaches of the league clubs to come out and be watching our matches in order to spot these talents that can play for their teams," he remarked.
This year's tournament is the third of its kind organised by DSACAD and has been named after the Lord Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality, Yankuba Colley. Papa Touray said they decided to name the tournament after Mayor Colley due to his continuous support to the development of the youths and sports.
The tournament began on Thursday with the 24 participating teams divided into four groups of six teams each. The four best teams from each group at the end of the group stages will qualify to the latter stages of the competition. Matches are played at the Serekunda East Mini-Stadium and the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.
Papa Touray wrapped-up the interview by thanking the entire committee of the Dynamic Sarahuleh Association for their support over the years.