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25 Oct 2017

Alumnus lands Gambian Football Head Coach position

Loughborough University alumnus Mattar M’Boge has landed an exciting new role as The Gambia’s U20 Football Head Coach.

M’boge achieved a pair of degrees during his time in Loughborough, starting out with a BSc in Computing & Management before undertaking an MSc in Multimedia and Internet Computing. The alumnus fully embraced his Loughborough University experience, also acting as a sub-warden in Falkner Eggington Hall.

He has worked with The Gambian Football Federation (GFF) since April 2015, with roles across a variety of teams, most recently being Assistant Head Coach to the senior team.

He has previously worked in various academies in the UK, with his last role at League Two club Barnet FC as Academy Coach. M’boge also has unique experience in the business world, having worked in the marketing & advertising sector, which allows him to bring a unique set of skills to his coaching.

Of this new role, M’boge commented:

“I’m very happy and proud to take this next step in my career. Having worked across various national teams, this is a role that excites me as we have a strong history at youth level. I’ve seen some great players and worked with some great people and with the help of all involved, I’m confident that we can build and present a team that will make the country proud. I am also grateful to the Executive for the opportunity that they have given me.”

When he first returned to The Gambia, M’boge worked with the U20s on a voluntary basis and has now come full circle to take up the leadership mantle himself. M’boge will also continue to oversee the U17 National Team until a permanent appointment is made.