Gambia female cricket team off to Ghana

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gambia’s female cricket team Wednesday morning left Banjul for Accra, Ghana to take part in a cricket tournament there.

The team is led by the president of Gambia Cricket Association, Johnny Gabriel Gomez who will also be attending a meeting of north-west Africa cricketing countries.

Gambia hosted the first edition of the tournament in October 2015, in which the country took second position with Sierra Leone as winners. This will be the second edition of the tournament.

The Gambian side comprises of 14 players including Prince David Johnson as coach, Mbye Dumbuya as umpire and Kumba Njie as team manager.

According of officials of the Gambia Cricket Association, the trip is made possible with the assistance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, who facilitated the air tickets. They said they have been training since August 2016 with the players, promising to bring the trophy home.