Gambia Armed Forces side gaffer, Ebou Jarra says his side’s exit in the CAF
Champions League competition is a shame.
GAF came into the game against Zanaco of Zambia on Saturday with the hope of overturning a 3-0 deficit in Zambia but as they were ready to do the likely impossible, Zanaco was much more prepared and GAF were easily beaten 3-1 at the virtually empty Independence Stadium in Bakau.
In a post-match press interaction, Jarra admitted that his side played against a very good opponent that is well experienced in continental club competitions.
“It is a shame that we have to bow out, nonetheless the positive is that we have learnt a lot from the game,” he told journalists.
Zanaco proved their dominancy over the Khaki boys after a 3-0 win at home and 3-1 win in Banjul and for Coach Ebou Jarra, it is a bad record to bow out on 6-1 aggregate. “Zanaco is a very strong and settled team and let us not start looking at GAF thinking that we can beat any team. Yes, before any match you are optimistic.”
Despite the elimination in the CAF competition, Coach Jarra, who won the league in his first year as GAF coach said his side is good enough to win the league, which is currently topped by Gamtel.
The Saturday result means Gambia football clubs, just as the senior national team will have to sit out the continent’s football competitions for any appearance in the highest pinnacle of African football.