July 2007 Newsletter
























Ebrima Bojang, the up and coming finest defender of Gilkock Football Academy plying his trade with the league champions Real De Banjul inspired the academy to a triumph victory over the mighty Gamcel F.C. of Gunjur on Saturday in Gunjur.

The Academy, with players of ages 15 and 16 put up wonderful performance, dominating the opponents on the ball, forcing them to commit mistakes. And in the 29th minute of the first half a cross from the quick left footer Alieu Jallow was shepard into the Gamcel net when the ball deflected on their defender. Before the end of the first half Sainey Manneh of Gilkock added the second.


Coming into the second half, the Gunjurians made some changes bringing in some fresh legs trying to perhaps score and even win but the academy boys hold on to their style of football knocking the ball around and putting opponents in pressure whenever the ball is lost. However towards the 70th minute of the game the Gilkock technical staff observed some weakness in the Gunjur team and immediately reacted to it and brought in Lamin Sonko a wonderful ball distributor and Karamo Fatty a striker who within three minutes broke into the Gamcel defense and forced the goal keeper to save four shots successively. The last goal was scored by Alieu Jallow from a set piece. If anyone can remember the Ronaldinho goal against David Seaman in the 2002 World Cup. Thatís the type of goal scored by Alieu Jallow. Alieus goal will live in the mind of the Gunjurians who watched that game for a very long time. The game ended three nil (3-0)in  favour of Gilkock Football Academy.


Earlier in the day the under 15 side of the Academy drew with a selection of players from Gunjur. According to Buba K Jallow the Technical Director of the academy, the academy wishes to travel around the country if the funds are available. Our next step is Kanilia if possible.  The three day camp was partly sponsored by Gamcel and Banjul Breweries Company LTD.






Ebrima Jatta, known to many as E.J., continues to wait for his first match in the Fifa World Youth Championship in Canada.Ebrima, who was one of the newly injected players in the team, in a telephone interview after the game against Portugal, whilst the streets of Brufut were jammed with people from all over singing and dancing, told this website that he is eagerly waiting for the chance so that he can proof himself but was also quick to comment that the coach has the final say and I think he knows betterand what is good for the players and also the team.He continues by saying that he hopes he will make it before the team goes out of the tournament.

Finally, he congratulated his colleagues and the coaching staff for their team spirit. Before he ends his speech Ebrima urges the entire country to continue praying for the team as morals are now growing higher and higher as the tournament unfolds. As the Gambia prepares to meet Austria in the round of sixteen Ebrima will be hoping to make his first cap for his country as the captain Ken Malamin Jammeh is suspended after picking up a straight red card in the game against Portugal.As combative as he is both in the air and on the ground E.J can measure up to the challenges.