Barrow to meet with U-20 team on Friday

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

According to a media dispatch from the State House, President Adama Barrow will break from his vacation in Mankamang Kunda and travel to Banjul to meet with the National U-20 Football Team at State House in Banjul, on Friday.

Gambia beat hosts Liberia 2-1 to lift the West Africa Football Union under-20 championship before a packed stadium at the Samuel Kanyan Doe sports Complex in Monrovia on Sunday.

The President, in showing his excitement at the news of the national team’s victory will break from his vacation and travel about 400 kilometres to receive the African U-20 champions on Friday.

Below is the full text of the dispatch:

Media Advisory

President Barrow to personally congratulate the National U-20 Football Team

The President of the Republic, His Excellency Adama Barrow, will receive in audience members of the National U-20 Football Team at State House in Banjul, on Friday, 11th May 2018, at 6:30 pm. 

The young Scorpions were crowned winners of the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations, following a spectacular performance in Liberia. Not only were they the only unbeaten side of the tournament, they defeated the host nation to clinch the title.

In view of this, the President, although on official leave, has deemed it appropriate to personally convey his joy and congratulations to the boys on their stunning victory.

Accredited Media are invited to attend and they MUST confirm their attendance by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May 2018. 
Source: Picture: National U-20 Football Team