The Gambia Football Federation will stage the third edition of the FIFA Live Your Goals Festival in Farefenni on Sunday 5th June.
At a Media briefing held on Tuesday afternoon at the Football House, GFF Women Football Coordinator Sainey Sissohore explained that the ultimate aim of the Live Your Goals Festival is to raise awareness on Women football and to encourage girls to take part in women football. ‘ One of the aims is to increase the participation of girls in women football. We will also serve as role models and inspire them to take up career development programs’.
GFF Grassroots Coordinator Ebrima Nyassi said this years event is the third activity and is ‘ part of our strategic development set aside by the Executive of the Gambia Football Federation under our President Lamin Kabba Bajo’. Mr Nyassi thanked FIFA and the GFF for the efforts generated to make the program a success.
Ms Sainabou Cham Executive Member of the GFF said the program will be held at the North Bank Region for the first time since its inception. She reiterated GFF’s quest for the development of women football hence according to her ‘ women football development is part of our four years strategic development agenda’.
The activity is jointly coordinated by the GFF and the local organizing Committee of the NBR Regional Football Association. The program will begin with a march past of girls to be led by GFF Women Football Ambassadors to the Farafenni Mini Stadium where statements from the respective speakers would be made.