Former Gambia international highlights importance of education

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - SEPTEMBER 25: Portrait of Sainey Sissohore of Gambia after the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 group B match between USA and Gambia at Dalga Arena on September 25, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Steve Bardens - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – SEPTEMBER 25: Sainey Sissohore of Gambia at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012. (Photo by Steve Bardens – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Her name is Sainey Sissohore and she was on August 2, appointed Women’s Football Coordinator by the Gambia Football Federation.

Appreciating the confidence the Federation has in her, the one-time Gambia U-17 women’s assistant captain made it her priority to coordinate and implement women football activities, promoting the game at all levels.

Sissohore told

“Education made me who I am today, women footballers often have short careers therefore they need to take their education seriously as well as excel in football. Football is a game which needs a lot of concentration and commitment the aspiring women’s footballers should be committed.”

Sissohore, a left-footed striker during her playing days, started her career with Abuko United, a first division (top tier) team in the women’s league.

She was one of quintet selected to serve as ambassadors of women’s football in the FIFA ‘Live Your Goals Project’.


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