Gambia National women squad beat G-Bissau in friendly

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Gambia national women team Saturday beat the Bissau national team 2-0 in a friendly game, played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The well-attended international friendly was graced by scores of football enthusiasts.

Prolific striker, Adama Tamba opened the score sheet in the 5th minute, following a free-kick from Mbassy Darboe, to fire home the opener.

Moments later, Mbassy Darboe, who could have made it 2-0, was denied by the wood-work in the 14th minute of the game after a ferocious shot which beat the goalkeeper.

Isatou Jallow, alias Isatou Basse doubled the advantage from a deceptive header in the 33rd minute after capitalising from Mam Drammeh’s low cross to give the female scorpions a convincing 2 nil lead against their counterparts.

Bissau striker, Binta Camara, could have pulled one back, but her delightful shot was parried away by queen scorpion’s net-minder, Amie Gaye in the 37th minute of the encounter.

Prolific striker, Adama Tamba could have had her second goal of the game, but was denied by the magnificent Bissau skipper, Nandinha Almeida in the 44th minute of the game.

Shortly after the interval Bissau’s play maker Fatomat Embalo came so close to scoring in the 45th minute but her shot was saved by Scorpion’s goalkeeper, Amie Gaye.

Speaking to reporters after the game, The Gambia’s team head coach, Mariama Bom Sowe, who thanked the Almighty Allah for being on their side, said Bissau team was good throughout, but luck was not on their side.   

Author: Lamin Gibba