The concept of a football center of excellence started in 2014 due to the miss representation of Gambia in the international football market but because the facilities then were not built, it was hard reaching the goal of this initiative.
Today the dream for a football school is here which is premised on providing football skills for all making it affordable for children to learn football at a young age and give Gambian football a chance to triumph on the international stage.
Now because of the excellent facilities at the City, teams from other academies were happy to play in friendly matches where they were able to recruit players for the City’s academy, which targets raw talents from among the school attendees.
Once a player has caught the attention of the coaches, he would become a member of the academy, which will now take care of his welfare and other needs.
There are over 20 players of pure raw talent and a recruitment scheme will soon begin.
This acquired new dream will spark the new era for Gambian football.