Monkia Staab, a Uefa Pro

By Abdoulie Fatty

Gambia has acquired the services of a German football expert to aid the country’s women’s game growth.

Monkia Staab, a Uefa Pro –license holder, inked a two-year deal, tasked with helping ensure development of the women’s game from bottom up.

She voiced delight over her appointment at her unveiling yesterday afternoon.

Born in Frankfurt, Staab was a footballer with stints with Southampton, PSG, Queen Park Rangers before opting for the dug-out as she coached the likes of Bahrain, Pakistan and Qatar national teams.

A globetrotting expert, Monika has been to over 80 countries working to help improve the women’s game there while advocating for gender equality.

In 2014, she was named Germany’s Football Ambassador.

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