There has been close cooperation with Senegal in the sports sector for many years. The trainer courses offered by the University of Leipzig and the German Football Association and Athletics Association are popular with Senegalese and Gambian sports partners. Over 100 sports teachers and coaches from Senegal and several trainers from Gambia have been able to familiarize themselves with modern training and teaching methods in various sports disciplines over the past few years.
The German Olympic Sports Federation also sent sports teachers to Senegal for short-term training courses in the areas of disabled sports, athletics and canoeing.
An athletics Coach expert and a women's football expert conducted training courses in cooperation with partner organisations in Gambia.
The training work of several sports associations (including swimming, athletics, gymnastics, disabled sports, boxing) has also been supported in recent years by donations of sports Equipment.