Ambassador to Algeria and his Embassy staff Tuesday attended and watched Gamtel
play out a goalless draw against Club Sportif Constantine in the first leg of
the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League preliminary round
played in Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, Constantine.
Ambassador Habib Taamasa Baba Jarra, deputy head of mission Ebrima Jawara and finance attaché Muhammed Lamin Jawla watched the full ninety minutes of the game in a move meant to give the team moral support.
Prior to the game, Ambassador Jarra and staff travelled 400km from Algiers to the hotel where the Gamtel boys were logged in Constantine to meet them.
During a meeting with the team, Ambassador Jarra urged players to give their best during the game as they were representing the nation. He also advised them to show commitment, hard work, fair play and maximum discipline during and after the encounter. “Be discipline and patience in order to get to where you want to be in your careers.”
This is said to be the first time that a Gambian club played against a North African club without conceding an away goal. The Telecom giants will host their counterpart next week in Banjul where they will be hoping to finish the job.