The visiting Middlesex University team has revealed that they will set up a football academy in Kanilai, the birthplace of the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh.
Jackie Jeffrey, the head of the delegation and also a senior lecturer at the University, made the revelation Monday upon arrival at the Banjul International Airport as guests of the Gambia Ministry of Youth and Sports.
She said the University wants to make sure that The Gambia can be ready to take part in the next Olympics in the Brazilian City of Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2016. She added that it is also their dream that the Scorpions qualify for the African Cup of Nations in Morocco in 2015.
The delegation was received on arrival by officials of the National Sports Council. They will spend two weeks in the country and during that time they will be conducting a sports leadership training, football coaching course, training of trainers and a visit to Kanilai, and the community of Jarra Sankuya.
The University team will also hold important talks with the Ministry of Youths and Sports and other relevant stakeholders. The team will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Youths and Sports, Sindola Hotel, Kanilai Community and Sankuya Community respectively.