Baby Scorpions off to Senegal ahead of WAFU U-17 tournament

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Gambia National U-17 Team (Baby Scorpions) yesterday left Banjul to the Senegalese Capital, Dakar ahead of the WAFU Zone A U-17 Tournament which will commence on 8th September 2018.

Coach Lie Bojang and his charges are preparing to fulfill the task of Gambia Football Federation’s desire to qualify to the Total Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania 2019.

The Gambia is joined with Mali and Liberia and will open their account on Sunday September 9th at the Stade Alassane Djigo at 6:30 p.m.

The final 20-man squad are: Baboucarr Janteh;  Malick  Senghore; Pa  Saikou  Sarjo; Bakary  Jawara; Ansu Saidy; Modou  Basiru Mutairu; Ebrima  Jaiteh; Bai  Biram  Njie; Sainey  Sanyang ; Ismail Baldeh; Famara  Camara; Ousman  Gomez; Matarr  Gaye; Sheikh  Omar  Faye; Abdou  Jarju; Kebbba M.  Sallah; Alagie  Gibba; Salieu  Goode; Sheriffo  Manneh and Kebba  Molley

Technical staff are: William Abraham, Head of Delegation;  Sadibou Kamaso, Team Manager, Abdoulie bojang,  Head Coach; Foday Bah, Assistant Coach; Adama  Jatta, goalkeeper trainer; Ousman manneh Medic; Dawda Danso, Physio; Omar K. Phatty, Kits Manager and Alagie Nyassi grsrt coordinator.

The team was camped at the Football Hotel in Yundum and was seen off on Sunday by Minister of Youth and Sports Hadrammeh Sidibeh, and was accompanied by GFF President Lamin Kaba Bajo.

Minister Sidibeh later took a brief tour of the Football Hotel to acquaint himself with the facilities.

Meanwhile, The U-17 team manager, Sadibou Kamaso said he is very optimistic of a bright performance from the Baby Scorpions while seeking for support from all Gambians for the National team’s triumphs and eventual qualification to the CAF Tournament in 2019.

Mr. Kamaso, a GFF Executive Committee member thanked the football leadership for the adequate provision of logistics for the team which according to him has helped the team in the local training in a smooth and convenient manner. ‘I am very proud of Coach Lie Bojang and his team of technicians for the dedication and hard work towards WAFU.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara