The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has appointed Mr. Abdoulie Bojang as the coach of the country’s Men’s U-17 team with effect from March, 1, 2018, for a period of two years.
Mr. Bojang, 39, a Caf B License holder is an ex- Gambian international footballer and played predominantly as a central midfielder for Steve Biko Football Club in the top flight of Gambian football and all categories of our national teams between 1996 to 2002.
He received his first call-up to the Junior national team in 1996 and through his dedication, hard work and determination he was promoted to the national team of The Gambia in 1998 and remained there until his retirement in 2007. The highlight of his career came at the 2002 edition of the now defunct Amilcar Cabral Zone II Championship where he helped Gambia reach the finals of the competition before they lost to eventual winners Senegal 1-0. He was also a third place medalist of the same competition when it was hosted by The Gambia in 1997.
During his time with Steve Biko, he was captain and helped guide them to one FA Cup win. A one-club man throughout his career, Mr. Bojang returned to Steve Biko in 2010 as its coach and helped them to the 2013 National League Championship title. He still keeps that job. Until his recent assignment, Mr. Bojang was the Head Coach of the Gambia Women’s U-17 team that he guided to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers where they lost to Ghana. He was also the Head Coach of the Gambian team that won the four-team invitational football tournament in Mbour, Senegal, in 2014 and later the assistant to National U-20 Coach during the 2017 African Youth Championship qualifiers.
Bojang is currently on a Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Scholarship program to Hungary for a 3-month international coaching course funded by the Olympic Solidarity through the recommendation of the Gambia Football Federation. Source: GFF